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mast queery

Posted By: Pirate

mast queery - 02/24/14 12:12 PM

Since I've broken Jurassic Karp's mast I need a replacement, its not super urgent but sooner than later its going to be high on the list....

But I have a question before I rush off with credit card in hand for a new section.

On the day it broke a couple of ex mozzie sailors told me to watch out on what I buy, specifically from the association and when I asked why here's the response I got.....

There's been a couple of series of mast sections sold by the association and the current lot isn't suitable for sloop setup because they are too soft and break far easier than the earlier series of sections that were available

Ok..... could just be a rumour or miss understanding, but I've now heard it from others aswell.....

is it true or false ????

frown


Jurassic Karp will be sailed as a MK1, MK2 and with spinnaker so a fragile mast is NOT what I want to be wasting my shortening supply of cash on if I can track down a suitable and stronger 2nd hand mast....

wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: mast queery - 02/24/14 11:39 PM

Do love the comments from ex sperts (seems everybody use to be a Mossie sailor) that go around. frown

Easiest way to get the facts is to contact Phillip that sells the masts for the association (he doesn't make money out of it by the way) he does it as a volunteer.

There was 1 only batch of masts from the manafacturer which somehow had been extruded incorrectly with a undersized web in them, when Phillip became aware that they where not suitable for sloop rig Mossies without reinforcment he told buyers so (he is still using a reinforced one by the way), they are no longer being sold by the association. The current batch of masts available from the association has been correctly extruded and are suitable for all Mossies without reinforcement.

I have sailed Mossies for some 16 years now, sloop rigged, cat rigged and spinnaker rigged. Using about 6 masts, including one of the undersized web masts for cat and spinnaker for a few years (I still have it in one peice). The only mast I have ever broken was when another boat ran me over whilst capsized and the mast hit the bottom, any mast will break if put under pressure when it hits the bottom.
Posted By: Pirate

Re: mast queery - 02/25/14 08:04 AM

Thanks Gary, that's exactly what I wanted to hear smile

As per usual half of what you hear is......


smirk
Posted By: Matt_Stone

Re: mast queery - 02/25/14 08:41 AM

Its ok to listen to EX Mossies sailors, but not all is true. As the quality of boats coming out now than back in the 70's has changed a hell of a lot.
If u need any info contact me or the association and we will point you the right way

Matt
Posted By: Matthew Dawson

Re: mast queery - 11/24/15 05:07 AM

Is the mast section the EK4596 from Capral?

http://www.capral.com.au/ArticleDocuments/924/Capral_ExtCat_Feb2013_web.pdf.aspx?Embed=Y

(page 41)
Posted By: Matthew Dawson

Re: mast query - 11/24/15 05:21 AM

Errr ... scratch that, Capral have confirmed that the die has been scrapped!
blush
Posted By: Matt_Stone

Re: mast query - 11/25/15 02:03 AM

Yes thats correct. Mast you van get from goodalls now!
Posted By: Matt_Stone

Re: mast query - 11/29/15 07:55 AM

And the mosquito assoc have mast aswell

Matt
Posted By: Greg/Debra

Re: mast query - 11/29/15 11:14 PM

New section though.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: mast query - 11/30/15 03:31 AM

Originally Posted by Matt_Stone
And the mosquito assoc have mast aswell

Matt


New masts with thicker area in the front and sides (same external section) from the Mossie Associations are only available to Mosquito Association members.

If you are not a member of a Mosquito Association you can purchase from Goodalls.
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: mast query - 12/04/15 11:59 PM

Actually that is not the case. The association is happy to supply mast sections to anyone that needs one, provided there is enough in stock. They have commonly been used for other 16ft cats like Cobras and Hydras, and for small Trailables.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: mast query - 12/05/15 02:45 AM

[/quote] New masts with thicker area in the front and sides (same external section) from the Mossie Associations are only available to Mosquito Association members.

If you are not a member of a Mosquito Association you can purchase from Goodalls. [/quote]

My Bad, what is written above is totaly wrong blush (note to self, don't rely on memory, too old crazy ).

As Tim said New masts are available from VMCA to everyone. Apologies to anyone I have mislead. whistle
Posted By: Matthew Dawson

Re: mast query - 12/05/15 10:17 AM

How much are the association masts? Where can they be picked up from?
Posted By: Pirate

Re: mast query - 12/06/15 11:24 AM

Sent ya a message mate
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: mast query - 12/07/15 05:14 PM

Originally Posted by Matthew Dawson
How much are the association masts? Where can they be picked up from?


$380 from Melbourne.
Contact details are on the VMCA website here.
Posted By: Matthew Dawson

Re: mast query - 12/08/15 12:06 PM

Thanks
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