Pulling the mast was always in the plan for this summer. Discovering wear/chafe at the point the mast passes through the deck was not in the plan.
If anyone out there is willing to share there insights into repair options, then we are eager to hear from you. I can provide some additional detailed images if it would be helpful.
If anyone out there knows of a used / salvaged mast for a 34 Morgan, then please contact us.
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I have already requested a quote on a replacement mast & boom from Sparcraft. We pulled the mast to address issues with spreader attachment; convert to internal halyards; add the hardware for a removable inner stay; and repair the main outhaul. If we opt for a new mast, then cost of these repairs modifications will be incorporated into a new rig, but we are still afraid of the anticipated price. Hopefully Sparcraft will pleasantly surprize us. They are based in Charlotte, NC. According to their website, they own and operate their own delivery truck. Proximity may save us some $$.