Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Den149
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Re: Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Post by Den149 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:16 pm

Hi everybody. Thank you for all the descriptions and photos - it’s been a great inspiration and help. I am the worrying type (I guess) so after reading about your investigations of the truss and having talked to a fellow danish ballad-sailor (with an almost corroded away truss) I decided to remove my truss even though I had no obvious signs of corrosion - only some thin cracks in the poor...
this is what the truss looked like.. I am now planning on a refit (after sandblast, reinforcing and galvanize). I lean towards the “no poor solution” as described by Bob McGovern earlier in this post. Does anyone know of any followup? All input is welcome:-)
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Re: Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Post by prjacobs » Fri May 01, 2020 4:36 pm

Just curious .... what is the hull or sail number of your Ballad?

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Re: Mast step truss, inevitably:(

Post by Den149 » Sat May 02, 2020 5:50 am

Sailnumber 1069. I think the build is in 1976.

Regards Jens Chr
prjacobs wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Just curious .... what is the hull or sail number of your Ballad?

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