A major mast builder has issued a recall on one of their forestay fittings which can develop cracks. The fittings affect 31 different types of boat.
Selden Masts say some of the fittings marked with the article number 517-914 failed after long distance cruising ‘using only the genoa’. Cracks have developed along the weld on the underside of the fitting which are not visible.
The boats affected include: Arcona 460, Bavaria 46, Dehler 47, Elan Impression, Finngulf 44, Hallberg Rassy 40, Maxi 1300, Najad 460, 400,405,440, Omega 46, Salona 45, Sweden Yachts 42 and 45, Southerly 42, Van de Stadt 44, and Etap 46.
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