Selden mast have issued a product recall for forestay fitting 517-914 used on a selection of masts built between 2004 – 2008.
Their product recall reads:
It has been brought to our attention that a few forestay fittings of this design have failed due to a crack in the welding. The crack develops along the weld on the rear side of the fitting inside the mast. It is not visable from the outside. The suspect production batches were used during the period 2004 – 2008.
All the failed fittings origin from long distance cruising boats with inadequate rig tune and long periods of sailing using only the genoa.
Only masts exposed to forestay loads exceeding a critical limit are at risk and we have listed all these boats below:
If you think your boat might be affected, follow the link from www.seldenmast.se to download the information sheet and find the digital form that needs completing to claim your product recall.
If you need any further help or advice please call us on 023 8045 6482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org