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Patrick Henry

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Mast and boom material?
« on: February 28, 2010, 12:00:24 PM »

My ancient 575 yacht which I'm rebuilding had a wood dowel mast and plastic booms for the main and jib sails, I'd like to replace these with something stronger and a bit more up to date.

Any ideas as to what material I could use and where to obtain them?

Cheers,


Rich
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Inkmark

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 12:52:15 PM »

Rich
Have a look at mastman.co.uk and sailsetc.com
Mark
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brianc

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 04:17:42 PM »

I replaced the mast and boom on my 575 years ago. I used aluminium tubing from B & Q,worked fine for me and as cheap as chips  :-))
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 04:24:21 PM »

Now you talking my kinda language Bri...I didn't realise B&Q sold such stuff. Best pop down there tomorrow then...thanks for that.
Did you change anything else? Gooseneck fr'instance?

And thanks also to Mark for the helpful links...


Rich
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 04:34:11 PM »

Done and dusted, local branch has the item in stock, reserved online, collect tomorrow.

Cheer Bri..


Rich
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brianc

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 04:39:58 PM »

No probs matey :-))
Yeh, I replaced the gooseneck with a homemade one and it worked fine :-))
I Kinda regret giving it away in the end as they are great little boats.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 05:17:47 PM »

I had one many years ago when they first came out Bri, sailed straight from the box...I sold it later, don't know why.  <:(

Bought this one from a Mayhem member and it's looking much better now, and I've also got another brand new original Duplex kit to build as well.

I don't suppose you can recall how you made your gooseneck, can you? Any info, pics, etc would be welcome...

Rich
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brianc

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 05:38:06 PM »

I`m sorry mate but I can`t remember {:-{ (it was years ago)
I do remember I did a few mods on her  though,put in new lead ballast instead of the concrete stuff and changed all the rigging as well as the mast and boom.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Mast and boom material?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 05:45:00 PM »

No worries mate, guess I can figure something out. The concrete ballast was a novel idea...different, you have to give them 10/10 for that! I used lead fishing weights in my original one, the rebuild one hasn't got that far yet, but I did notice a roll of lead sheet laying in one of the company vans this morning....  ;)


Rich
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