1. C

    H26 stay & shroud t-connectors.

    When I step the mast, the t-connectors continually fall out and don't seat right without monkeying with them. I assume they are loose due to age. I am wondering why the lower shrouds were made removable while the uppers weren't (@crazydave?). Does anyone disconnect the shrouds completely to...
  2. grgortiz

    Second halyard stern hoisted dinghy

    I have a second halyard. I currently have the halyard holding up my dinghy (without motor) off the stern, horizontally, out of the water. I’ve sailed with this set up and it seems to work well. I’m curious however, to know if there are certain things I should watch out for given the extra...
  3. D

    Mast Help - Hunter 27

    I own a 1982 Hunter 27. I need to replace some hardware (including spreaders) and can not for the life of me find the make of my mast. Any help is appreciated!
  4. V

    Mast Corrosion

    Greetings I recently bought an albin vega 27 from 1973 with a proctor mast I have the same problem with corrosion in the beginning of the mast like many others I ve read many posts about that but im still confused of how to repair it Should i cut it or not? And if i cut it what is the best...
  5. 2021.05 Diana's mast stepping

    2021.05 Diana's mast stepping

    Super-sized forklift being used to step Diana's mast for first time in a VERY long time. Curtin Marina, Burlington NJ.
  6. 2021.05 Diana's rig goes up

    2021.05 Diana's rig goes up

    JC2 and Matt Curtin of Curtin Marina stepping Diana's mast
  7. 2021.05 Diana with rig up

    2021.05 Diana with rig up

    This has been long in coming!
  8. T

    Replacing steaming light and mast integrity

    Hi all, I plan to replace the existing (original?) steaming light that's mid-way up the mast of my O'Day 23. I have two questions: Is it ok to remove the existing light "base?" (Part A in the attached photo). I can't tell if it's meant to be a structural reinforcement over the hole (B, in the...
  9. T

    Repairing Mast Foot 95 Hunter 26

    Anyone have experience repairing the mast foot on a 1995 Hunter 26? Any advice is welcome. We tried to raise the mast today and forgot the baby stays. The mast then pitched to the side and ripped out the mast foot. I was going to order a new foot from this sites store but I am not sure how to...
  10. mmuldoon

    O'day 22 Mast Location

    I posted this in the general forum and was directed here. Apologies to those who have already seen it. I have owned an O'day 22 for about 5 years now. I have always found it funny that my mast was not located directly above the wood bulkhead. I have been doing some deck repairs and am preparing...
  11. mmuldoon

    O'day 22 Mast Location

    I have owned an O'day 22 for about 5 years now. I have always found it funny that my mast was not located directly above the wood bulkhead. I have been doing some deck repairs and am preparing to reinstall the mast in the same location. I then came across a section of the boat showing the mast...
  12. kiwibyron

    Classic Sailing Dinghy Question

    Hi all, I recently bought a boat (my first mistake i know...). It's a small dinghy, 2.7m long and it came with the sail, boom etc. but no mast. There are no markings or anything giving any indication of the make/model/design but its a fibreglass hull with timber boom. My problem is the boom...
  13. B

    What size gooseneck to boom pin for 23.5?

    What diameter pin is used on the H23.5 to connect the boom to the mast? I’ve tried a couple bolts but a 3/8 rattles and 7/16 wont fit. I’m considering drilling out the hole to accommodate the 7/16.
  14. M

    How to rig the mainsail and topping lift to prevent jamming

    I am looking for some advice on how to rig the topping lift and main halyard at the top of the mast without the rope getting jammed in the mast slot. We are novice sailors and really appreciate any advice we can get. Here is some further information below: We recently acquired a Catalina 27 for...
  15. R

    1988 Hunter 23 mast foot

    Hello, I’m looking for a mast foot for my 1988 Hunter 23. I’ve attached an image of the one I’m looking to replace. I can’t find a new replacement and the rebuild kit doesn’t fit my mast (too narrow and short). Does anybody have one of these in working condition that they’d like to sell...
  16. N

    Chainplate removal w/ Mast up

    Does anyone have experience or knowledge regarding pulling to 2 main chainplates for the top mast shrouds? I have one out for plate and backing plate replacement. The fabricator wants both or about 2 times the money for one at a time. I just started this research and don't have any other...
  17. jcb2

    Line trouble caused by bird nests

    Ever since I bought our ODay 31 five years ago, The halyards, outhaul and reef lines have been difficult to pull. I assumed that someone had carelessly put them in the spars and they were tangled around each other causing friction. So last winter I had the mast pulled and I took the boom home...
  18. BradH23

    Need help, 87 H23 with Francespar mast

    So I recently bought an 87 H23. I've owned 3 other sailboats and I have never encountered the following: my mast has some major rake the likes I have never seen. The uppers won't go taunt at all. They have 4" of play and the turnbuckles are maxed. They register a 12 on a loos gauge. The...
  19. silvercharlio

    weak mast support wires

    I had an accident with my Mac 26M, pull a boat hull( was in a lift ) with my right wires mast support and needed replace the right-spreader tube. it was a gentle blow when I was docking with motor. After this, the mast support wires and the forestay are weak. Please help me to do the...
  20. SUMB44

    Preparing to Launch

    My wife and I are preparing to launch our 'new' O'day 20 this weekend, weather permitting, for her first trials (and ours). This will be a weekend of many 'firsts' hopefully we can figure out stepping the mast on our first O'day. While getting the mast set up is a concern, my bigger worry is...