Goose neck hardware for Sailmaster 22

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Bill Caccese, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member

    After 18 years, I bought back my 1964 Sailmaster 22. Unfortunately, the boat was not well cared for and needs work and has missing hardware. I’m looking for the hardware to connect the mainsail clew to the boom at the goose neck. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member


    I said clew but I mean TACK
     
  3. Blueknarr
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 317
    Likes: 29, Points: 28
    Location: Colorado

    Blueknarr Senior Member

    Welcome

    Mainsail tacks often atach to the gooseneck. Every major manufacturer of sailing hardware has them. Since boats are inconsistent in how they were built or parts exchanged, no one can provide the original "stock" park simply from the boats model (unlike automobiles). Best bet would be to take your boom to a well stocked chandlery or rigger, if you haven't already.

    Quick and dirty to get on water now: simply lash thru tack around boom, gooseneck and or mast. Slightly more permanent solution; eye straps on mast or boom depending on where tack hole is on sail.

    Pic of gooseneck would benefit.

    Good luck and fair weather.
     
  4. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member

     
  5. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member

    Thanks for the advice.
    It’s a difficult picture but the fitting would go through the channel on the gooseneck. It can be seen at the 4-5 inch mark 3046A720-F6E0-4257-83C8-1237F9CB7DEB.jpeg
     
  6. Blueknarr
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 317
    Likes: 29, Points: 28
    Location: Colorado

    Blueknarr Senior Member

    Bad news. We will likely exchange snowballs in Hades before finding the missing parts.

    Good news. Substitutes exist.

    Looks like it only needs a shackle. However it will be hard to find one with such wide jaw and skinny pin. A blacksmith could whip one out quickly if not cheaply. Might have bronze captured pin shackle braized onto top. If done well could look original to boat. I Hate seeing new hardware destroying classic looks.
     
  7. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member

     
  8. Bill Caccese
    Joined: Jun 2018
    Posts: 6
    Likes: 0, Points: 1
    Location: Shelter Island New York

    Bill Caccese Junior Member

    I’m still trying to find a shackle that will fit. I guess a fabrication would be my last resort.
     

  9. Blueknarr
    Joined: Aug 2017
    Posts: 317
    Likes: 29, Points: 28
    Location: Colorado

    Blueknarr Senior Member


    Drill bits make awesome small diameter hole measuring devices.

    The top bar/plate might be narrowed with a hacksaw or grinder to allow a more typically shaped shackle to work. Not my favorite option.

    Love the lines of Sparkman ans Stevenson. Should be fetchingly pretty.
     
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.