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Date Posted: - Friday - 01/ 9/09 - 9:31pm
Author: James Scheh
Subject: Thanks For the input
In reply to: Jake 's message, "Aluminum Mast" on - Thursday - 01/ 8/09 - 9:36pm

Is there anyone who has aluminum masts with wood booms. I have found an aluminum main Main In great shape but the boom is not long enough. Could there be any issues with matching a wood boom to a aluminum mast.

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[> [> [> Wood and aluminum -- Steve M-32 #59, - Saturday - 01/10/09 - 12:20pm

I have seen several boats with wood booms and aluminum masts. That is not a problem. Connecting them could be depending on how the gooseneck components match up and what you can do to change them as needed.

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[> [> [> [> Bronze to Aluminum -- Randall, M31, Murre, - Sunday - 01/11/09 - 10:28pm

Hey James,

Regarding bronze gooseneck pieces to an aluminum mast, check out how that's been handled on Tranquila, here:


The photo (second from top) is a shot of the boat owner basking and the boat on port tack, but if you look to the right, you'll see that a bronze gooseneck has been fitted to a spiffy looking aluminum mizzen mast. No idea what the gasket is...maybe just paint?

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[> [> [> [> [> Thanks Randall -- James Scheh, - Monday - 01/12/09 - 12:09am

I am going to for sure keep my wood booms. I am going to meet with the rigger next week to get a quote on the work to hopefully use most of my current standing rigging on my main for the new aluminum main. I have done lots of other upgrades my self this one I am going to get some help from a pro.

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