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AIH

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Broken part - mast to deck bracket
« on: January 30, 2011, 11:27:03 AM »

I have just acquired via my father-in-law, a "Star" yacht Comet, 26" with most of the fittings intact; However the bracket connecting the mast to the deck is severed. Any suggestion or is there a supplier of spares?

Picture is of a similar model seen on ebay.
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Re: Broken part - mast to deck bracket
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 11:54:26 AM »

Your picture is difficult to see - but as I recall, the Star mast mounts were simply a 'U'-shaped brass bracket, which should be easily made at home with a bit of brass and a vice..?
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Re: Broken part - mast to deck bracket
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 06:48:39 PM »

The "U" section trough does sound familiar for the smaller yachts.  B&Q might have something similar in plastic or aluminium in their metal bar area.  If so there will be plenty for extra attempts, since it comes in metre lengths.
If its a plate with a collar, a visit to the plumbers merchants area might render a suitable collar, but better than that would be a trip to the LHS.  If the actual fitting is not for sale there, there is brass tube and sheet available, soldering a bit of one to the other is not too difficult, and theres always the extra satisfaction.
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