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Old 10-20-2008, 12:40 PM
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Default hi i have a 1960s boat hull

a mast that is broken it is a tapperd wooden one and need to find a new one is there any ideas on what to use i also need sails
i can get sails made but a mast is a bit harder to locate
any ideas
thanks phill
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Default RE: hi i have a 1960s boat hull

If it has to be wood, it's almost cetainly needs to be hand made, probably from spruce or similar. If carbon is OK, you might be able to find a fishing rod blank of a suitable taper. Otherwise a non-tapered aluminium or carbon mast would be the choice. What size is the hull?
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hi the hull is 48"long 14" wide
it is set out to look like a motor cruising yacht with a big cabin and open back
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Default RE: hi i have a 1960s boat hull

We want pictures.
I use aluminium and carbon fiber arrow shafts for the mast.
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Default RE: hi i have a 1960s boat hull

Go for carbon tube 8-10 mm outside diameter. Somewhat smaller for the booms. Kite shops are a good source as well as havigng ripstop for the sails.
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Default RE: hi i have a 1960s boat hull

The original would have been dowel, as found in most timber shops. Diameter to suit the original base, taper by planing/sanding. pick a straight piece. Stain/varnish to taste.
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Default RE: hi i have a 1960s boat hull

I have some older AJ Fisher sails that are new, The size of the boat would be a huge help and I can see if a set will fit. I also have some vintage masts that may work, let me know. John B

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