F32:Mast base is moving (normal?)

F32:Mast base is moving (normal?)

Postby weirdofreedom » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:23 am

We’ve had the boat (Freedom 32) a couple years and this weekend we started hearing a rubbing noise during the night. An investigation found the base of the mast rubbing on the block under it. It’s never done this before and the noise was loud enough and constant to keep us awake all night and the boat wasn’t even under sail. We were moored you with only 6kn of wind blowing.

Links to YouTube video showing movement below.

https://youtu.be/aSWSs6J08zA

https://youtu.be/_gnYGNfuynw

We didn’t sail the rest of the weekend not knowing if this is something to worry about or not. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal for a freestanding rig?
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