Mast wear from halyard

I purchased a Flying Scot-3162 this Fall. Too late to get it into the water so have been a few minor things while in the garage.

I do have some concern about the mast.

The jib halyard enters the mast above the winch and over the years has worn a groove in the mast. Not having seen another FS I am not sure if this is considered normal.

Also the foot of the mast has a slight flare that appears to have occured when the mast may have swung sideways  during stepping. Just wondering if this can be bend back to a more proper position.





Halyard wear

The groove that is created by the jib halyard is normal.  The mast base can be reinforced with a collar from Flying Scot Inc.  It's one of those things, where if you think you need it, you probably do.

Contact Tyler at FS Inc, and send him some pics.

Phil Scheetz

Flying Scot 5919

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club