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Looking for an Infusion Mast Base #230023
03/21/11 08:57 AM
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If anyone has a bead on an infusion mast base I would appreciate it. The dealers I have contacted are out, and I'm told the factory is as well. We cracked ours at Dunedin when taking down the mast.

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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #230046
03/21/11 01:31 PM
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how did that happen? Curious


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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: waterbug_wpb] #230048
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Probably the same way I broke mine. Too long of a retaining pin, gets caught in the groove in the middle of the beam during the mast lowering process.

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: ThunderMuffin] #230060
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Todd that's exactly how it happened! The pin was 3/8" longer than it should have been, but I didn't think to check it as it was what the previous owner used. I explains why he had to epoxy it previously though.

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #230062
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Call Rick Bliss at new england catamarans... he might have one. If not email Jack... he might have a base that I warrantied off my boat a year or two ago. Turns out the warranty one wasn't any better, they are all just messed up.

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: wildtsail] #230074
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I spoke to Rick this morning, and he is out. I'm waiting to see if Jack has any. Cheers

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #230088
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That was the story with my inf mast base too. I found a local aluminium welding guy who repaired within 20 minutes


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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #230095
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If you can't find one, let me know. Send it to me and I'll weld it up for you for free. Hate to see anyone miss out on any sailing if I can help it.


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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: TeamChums] #230100
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Stepping pins are overrated. I sailed my N20 for a year and never put a stepping pin in.

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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: BoK] #230102
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I think I actually have one. Shoot me an email- velocitytrey (at) gmail.com


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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: NCSUtrey] #230104
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Trey, did you ever get my e-mail back about the rudder?


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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: NCSUtrey] #230108
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Lee,

That's a very nice offer and I appreciate it. Where it broke leaves it funcionalble but will require an extra set of hands while stepping/unstepping, so I can get by with it for now. The previous owner had already epoxied a different break at least once, so I think a new one is in order.

Cheers

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #230113
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Pete, I too have the broken mast base problem. Instead of using an extra hand, I just take my "bing bong" (Jake Kohl derived term for the rotation inducing lines) and run one through my spin halyard turning block on the front beam, and cleat it. This puts downward pressure on the mast while I raise it. Never had it pop off the ball during raising or lowering.

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: ThunderMuffin] #230116
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it's "anti-bing bonger"...technically "anti-bing bong device"...as in, I'm sailing in light air with chop and my boom/mast/sail are bing bonging around and it's time to "engage the anti-bing bonger!"





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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: Jake] #230119
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Bing Bonging. That's what that bloody annoying racket is called?? You must be more patient than me because I seem to call it unrepeatable things.

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #232176
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Anybody still need an Infusion Mast Base?

I have one - new/unused...

-Mike

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: mikekrantz] #232212
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Mike can you check your PM

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #232216
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And we have a winner!!!

Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: PeteCullum] #260894
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We cracked ours last night. It was on its way out. The pin wouldn't go through both holes at the same time, like the ball was too big for the mast step?? Anyone have one in stock? Waiting on a call back from Rick but would like a new one by Monday when we re-rig.

Also, we've tried dropping 3 ways now, just going straight back, the other rotating so the mast is 90 degrees to the boat and the final with the mast rotated 180 degrees like w did last night. This latter method cracked the mast base casting. The 90 degrees sideways method took a chunk out of my aluminum beam when the rotator hit the beam. Straight back has issues with the rotator hitting everything, even though I rotate the rotator arm up and out of the way.

Never had these issues on the 20. I'm thinking my post isn't setup correctly, like it's too short to allow the mast to pivot properly. Thoughts?

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Re: Looking for an Infusion Mast Base [Re: samc99us] #260906
07/03/13 11:38 AM
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how in the world did you drop it straight back?...I don't see how the rotator can catch the beam either.

My casting has had the ear for the pin broken ever since I got the boat. I haven't bothered to fix it. I step like normal and just keep a little downward pressure the mast while I'm handling it and have found that the mast socket is so deep that it captures the ball pretty well even without the pin. So I haven't messed with it. If there's an extra pair of hands available, I'll have someone hold the base down for extra security but it's not necessary.


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