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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 02/21/07 - 5:59am
Author: Mike Anthony
Subject: Goosenexk for Mariner 40

I finally was able to get Tivoli into the water this past fall. Stepped the masts, however, I am missing the gooseneck for the main, so obviously I did not do much sailing but was able to shakedown the new engine. Does anyone have any idea where I may be able to get another gooseneck?

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[> Deluxe Option -- Mariann Merz, - Wednesday - 02/21/07 - 9:55pm

If money and time is NOT an issue, you might consider Port Townsend Foundry: http://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/

We had them make us a new outhaul cart and a cranse iron last year. They were expensive and on island time, but they make really great stuff. Good luck!

Mariann (Ho-Beaux)

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[> Gooseneck for Mariner 40 -- Mike Anthony, - Thursday - 02/22/07 - 7:45am

Thanks for the suggestion, I guess my biggest question is the size and measurments. I dont have one to compare it against.

Thanks Again
Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli

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[> [> M-40 Gooseneck -- Lawrence Killingsworth, - Tuesday - 03/20/07 - 12:58pm

Hi Mike and Paula --

I can take digital photos of the gooseneck on Ta' Ata Ori and make measurements, if that would help. She's buttoned up for the winter right now, but I'll be taking the covers off soon. Let me know. Glad to do it.

Hope your winter went well. I spent some time in January and February sailing a 135-foot brigantine (SSV Robert C. Seamans http://www.sea.edu )around the South Pacific. Quite a hoot and it makes sail handling on my boat seem like child's play.

Cap'n L.

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[> [> [> gooseneck -- Mike Anthony, - Tuesday - 03/20/07 - 8:00pm

You come to the rescue again, if you could get some close ups and measurments I would be indebted for sure. I have the mizzen, only missing the Main. I looked at the website for the Brig, it looked like a fantastic time. What a boat, did you get to handle the rigging or steer? Did you sail her to the South Pacfic or fly there and pick her up in the South Seas?? Must have been one heck of a time, I bet it is humbling to sail on that big of a ship.

Again, thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mike and Paula

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[> Will do -- Lawrence Killingsworth, - Wednesday - 03/21/07 - 11:13am

Good morning, Mike --

OK, I'll get some good close-up digital photos of the mainmast gooseneck, along with measurements, and send them to you. It may be a couple of weeks before I get the winter cover off, so I hope that won't set your schedule back too much. I'm sure you're ready to get out and go sailing.

On the South Seas cruise, I flew to Tahiti and joined the ship there. We then sailed over to Moorea and out to Rangiroa Atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, then back to Moorea and finally to Tahiti again. A wonderful adventure, which even included running from tropical cyclone Zita.

There were 11 professional crew on the ship -- including sailors and scientists, since the Seamans is a research vessel -- and 23 of us amateur crew. We got to steer, navigate, handle (very large and heavy) sails, go aloft, swab the decks, you name it, we did it. (Except, I guess, for keelhauling. We didn't get to do that, darn it!)

It was exciting and also, as you suggest, humbling to sail on such a ship. We learned so much from the young, but thoroughly professional crew.

My own personal project on the voyage was to do celestial navigation and compare my results with the ship's GPS system. I joked with the captain that they might have to recalibrate their GPS if we didn't agree, but, you know, it turned out they were pretty close to the correct answer.

Enough rambling for now. Let me know if I need to put a rush on the photos. Otherwise, I'll have them to you for sure in a couple of weeks.

-- lmk

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[> [> gooseneck -- Mike Anthony, - Wednesday - 03/21/07 - 7:32pm


The trip sounded like a lot of fun. If we weren't so tied up getting Tivoli ready to get in the water it would be someting to consider. However, Tivoli is taking all of our time, any time off is spent getting her ready. A couple of weeks will be fine. Like I said we have lots to do. We want to get the hull painted and new sail track on both masts and some work on the bow sprint and bob stay, everything else we can do in the water. Once the hull is painted I will send out some new pics. Thanks again

Mike and Paula

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