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There are three basic mast track deformations. 1) An up and down bend 2)a sideways bend 3) a twist.
After guessing frustratingly a fundamental principle of success emerged.


As an example, here we have an up and down bend, supported on 1 inch blocks three " hole intervals" away, on each side, from the location of our corrective bend. Gently push the center down with your palm. The most you can do is push the center down one inch, i.e. the maximum deformation you can do. One of the advantages of the FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE is that now you are able to quantify your efforts, which means that as you find out what works it is repeatable!!!!
It is somewhat of an art, however, to feel the point where you have actually inflicted some permanent deformation to correct the problem.
Varying the distance of the blocks from the point of deformation varies the concentration of force.

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The Ning site has been given a reprieve.   I have  transferred my Ning site to the blogspot site and will leave it there. I am keeping my Ning site open as a home for my photos and drawings.

Many of my photos there do not relate to Newporters, but a search through my collection may prove useful for your studies.

My drawings are not accurate in many respects as a result of the PAINT program used to draw them, There is no accurate scale and at best they are only useful to indicate some specific detail.  Some are inaccurate because of my poor memory.  Use them to help you think, not as a detailed presentation of the subject matter.

If any of you want to start a web site I suggest you remember what has happened to both my Ning site and this site (which is a Ning site) and remember that my Blogspot site is free and Blogspot's owner (Google) has promised to keep it that way.


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Put 'Newporter' on Subject Line.  Email is the best way to contact me.  I do not regularly look at this site or its messaging system.  Email will get to me post-haste. 


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