[Public-List] Mast Heads for the Alberg
TAdelman at hospitallaw.com
Thu Feb 19 12:24:40 PST 2009
Is that the excuse for wraps? Whatever makes you sleep at night :) I
like this idea and we are strongly considering it. I do not want to be
in a position where my sheave blows in May and I have to wait around
until late summer to find a replacement. Our boat has had little stress
on it for two years and I am concerned about that sheave failing.
Procedurally, how does the new crane secure to the mast, bolt, rivet,
screw? Do you have to drop the mast? If there a number of boats in the
Annapolis area doing this, it would seem to make sense to get together
and work together to drop the mast. By the time we get to our boat, we
will be pros! :)
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[mailto:public-list-bounces at lists.alberg30.org] On Behalf Of J Bergquist
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:18 PM
To: cbcurrier at spinrx.com; Alberg 30 Public List -- open to all
Subject: Re: [Public-List] Mast Heads for the Alberg
I can't speak for all.
For me, personally, I have a lot of problems with spinnaker halyard
wraps because of the way my spin halyard crane is arranged. Obviously,
I can survive without a new masthead, but it would be a nice upgrade
and I think it would make the spinnaker halyard work much better.
Also, I really like the idea of having a spare jib halyard and running
my halyards internally. (obviously this is also nice-to-have, not
strictly speaking required).
I think $325 is a very good price for something as nice as stephen is
offering. So I plan to buy one.
Others may have more acute need for a replacement masthead fitting for
whatever reason...corrosion, fatigue, fasteners broken off, who knows
what other reasons people may have to want to replace that fitting,
but one thing is certain...not all boats live equivalent lives, so
just because yours is in very good condition does not mean that
everyone else is so fortunate.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:42 PM, C.B. Currier <cbcurrier at spinrx.com>
> Stephen & all
> For discussion:
> Why would we need to
> purchase a new masthead?
> My Alberg is over 40 years old and I
> believe has the original masthead as well as the original goose neck.
> last inspection 4 years ago the masthead looked to be in great shape.
> have replaced the spreaders but am not sure about the need to spend
> C.B. Currier
> Infinity #57
> Stephen Sousa wrote:
> Fellow Albergers,
>> Good Morning,
> we have receive cost for the new Mast Head. With a quantity
>> of 5
> or greated cost will be $325 plus shipping and handling. Everyone
>> who is interested please respond if you would like to be part of
>> group purchase. This way I can compile a listing and be
>> The Mast Head does
> contain spinnaker bail, sheeves and pin for block we
>> use for the
> topping lift.
>> Also if you
> reside out of the US, you will incur cost for Customs which
> be expensive.
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