{Stus-List} mast and rigging checks

Gregory Cutter gcutter at odu.edu
Tue Feb 20 22:52:01 EST 2007

On word David: corrosion. Look for corrosion on all fittings where they
join to the mast, to other fittings (e.g., tangs), etc. If the sheaves are
very worn, now is the time to replace them, etc. Take a careful look at the
spreader tips...does the rod move within them or is it corroded to the
aluminum? You can also do the iodine trick for looking at fractures where
the rod enters the swage fittings (turnbuckles, etc).

Greg Cutter
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Old Dominion University
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