I own and race Nearly Midnight, MK 1 built 79 masthead rig, and recently broke the mast.
I am in the process of replacing the mast and my mast guy, Sheerline Masts in Sydney, is adamant that the section on the boat is too big and has sent a smaller section as a replacement. My mast appears to be the original as the foot area has no old holes etc. The old mast section seems to match what I see on photos of other boats on the web.
Any help much appreciated.
The forum is a great idea Colin.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2009 18:14:49 GMT 10 by antscan
Post by Mystique R333 on Mar 20, 2009 21:50:08 GMT 10
Our new mast for a masthead rig was made by Bob Keeley of Melbourne who used to supply Doug Sharpin with all the mast parts in the 70s and 80s. He supplied his own extrusion which is 135 x 100 mm and I think he only has one length left.
Contact - Light Spars Of Australia Bob Keeley (lovely old bloke in his 70s and still building masts) 6 Horscroft Pl Moorabbin VIC 3189 ph: (03) 9555 4622
Hope this helps and welcome to the forum. This is what it is for.
I recently re-insured my H-25 and the first question was who built the masthead rig, they were concerned with a particular well known manufacture as its design has a history with sheering off at the spreaders..... if this is true I can't be sure. I do not intend this blog to be a discrulative to any manufacture, Im simply recommending you consult with your insurance company and shop around.
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