Mast dropped!!

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Jeremyfisher
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Boat Name: Jeremy Fisher
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Location: Woodford Essex

Mast dropped!!

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Had a lucky escape. Was derigging the boat for the winter, luckily I was at the front of the boat when the mast collapsed! The split pin through the cotter pin fixing the forestay to the A frame had obviously rusted through and the cotter pin worked its way out. As I still had the mainsail on, it cushioned the fall a bit so little damage was done, apart from a slight dent in the boom. Shall have to keep an eye on that in the future. Can't imagine what would have happened had I been sailing!

Simon
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