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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 08/31/10 - 11:57pm
Author: Dan M32 Independence
Subject: Masts
In reply to: Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106 's message, "Mast Weight" on - Monday - 08/30/10 - 12:30pm

I had to carry the masts from the boat to my shop and then get them up on brackets on the wall. I would say Steve's guess of 150lbs for the main is very close.

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[> [> mast question -- scott aumuller /boojum #70, - Sunday - 09/ 5/10 - 9:57pm

I have to replace the main because of rot any suggestions or should I just look for something from an old 27 ft sloop and fit it on I imagine aluminum is what I need should I put on something taller? thanks

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[> [> [> Depending on how handy you are.... -- Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106, - Tuesday - 09/ 7/10 - 10:33am

You could build a replacement yourself...

Somehere on this forum I stumbled over the exact measurements, including tapering, required to construct the pieces. Today's glues are superb to those used back when our boats (and masts) were built and all in all it could be a wonderful project, saving you many boat bucks to spend on boat toys (electronics) instead, while gaining valuable experience and a great product to boot.

I know I would rebuild my mast if I needed a replacement - no question....

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