a99 wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:29 am
Interesting than why you not got 111cm moses mast if you say that 10 cm makes big difference ?
har! yes good point.
but I would then be unable to fit it into my MPV attached to my board, the 101 just fits, and the cost is silly anyways, so having a spare long carbon mast mast would give me life changing injuries,
after my wife tries to kill me.
Back on subject, cutting a mast.
anybody trying this simple job would be well advised to buy a 3 tap set, as in the photo, only £5.90 from Ebay, there are loads of cheap full sets which are just best to chuck in the bin, from china and rubbish, no taper taps to start the thread and many far to short, you will need a tap wrench as well which will cost around £12-15 for a half decent one, you do need a bar type not the one handed variety for tiny thread cutting.
applying WD40 every half turn is critical, and after 3 full turns and a good spray down each flute reverse the tap right out and clear the tap of aluminium swarf which will only damage the thread if you leave it in there whilst cutting, go deep past the cutting threads to ensure you don't bottom out the mast bolts.
I wonder how i could join up two short masts?