I've just picked up a second hand Pico and can't split the mast. Not sure if i'm being inept or if its corroded / jammed. Any tips appreciated. If this has been covered in depth elsewhere please point me in the right direction. Thanks
Sounds like the bottom plug of the topmast twists and jams inside the bottom section. That's actually to be expected at some point if the plug is fastened with only one rivet. If you don't have the human power available (I've had three people holding on to both sections!), you can tie the bottom section to something solid so that it doesn't rotate. Then just pull on and turn the topmast. Add at least one extra rivet to the bottom plug to avoid repeating.