For comparitive purposes, Dillsburg Aeroplane Works in Dillsburg, PA
sells 2" od x 0.188" wall 4130 Cr-Mo tubing for $9.00 per foot.
This is raw Cr-Mo steel, not galvanized.
If you do not galvanize the mast it will slowly rust; however, its unlikely
to lose any significant strength in your lifetime or mine. You can paint
the mast to delay the rust process. Beware: a painted or galvanized
2" od mast will not fit into a 2" thrust bearing!
----- Original Message -----
From: doc <email@example.com>
To: Towertalk Reflector <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 8:31 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Galvanizing ChromeMoly?
> Just read this and wondered, does ChromeMoly really need to be
> hot dip galvanized, or treated in any way?
> Also, I may have stumbled upon a local source of ChromeMoly (someone
> I met knows of a racing car shop nearby). Is $250. a reasonable
> price to pay for a 20 foot length of ChromeMoly for a mast?
> For Sale - Mast - Chrome Moly - 20 ft. X 2"
> The mast consists of 16 ft. of 2.0" O.D. x .200" wall plus a welded top
> section of 4.5 ft. of 1.6" O.D. x .160" wall. Overall length - 20
> ft.-6". The entire Cr-Mo mast was hot dip galvanized and is un-used.
> Prefer pick-up in Santa Barbara, CA., but will ship. Price - $250.00
> Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
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