Re: Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Germain Jean-Pierre

Hi Tom and Kristin,

I broke one of my baby poles on Pacific passage and lost the end fitting overboard.  I used the other one as a model and had a copy made in NZ.  The pole itself is available at any good rigger.


Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua, NZ

On 19 Nov 2019, at 10:46, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a large bulging crack emerged from under the black collar on my inner down wind pole. My welder confirmed that the inner end sleeves are corroded and burst through the aluminum tube. I've contacted Maud to see if the ends are in stock or where they came from. Any sourcing suggestions would be appreciated, as the welder says he can't make a long term fix given the situation. If I can salvage the ends or source them, not sure where to source the tube...

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422

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