looking for where i can pick up masts for a 1975' samson c-breeze

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  1. captainamerica
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    Any info or an estimate or bid would be very helpful. Mine was damaged in a recent hurricane and i am trying to decide whether to sell it or repair it. Anyone have a ballpark on the price for both masts? i cant really find any info on how much they cost online. Its a 55' boat.
     
  2. Brent Swain
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    Steel masts are quick and easy to build, and cheap. 5 5/8th OD well casing with 10 guage wall is readily available , sometimes in hot galvanised. My book has the detailing info for steel masts. They have been very successful on many of my boats . Those who switched to aluminium later didn't find a lot of difference in sailing performance . At 55 feet, the difference in weight between steel and aluminium is not as great as for a smaller boat.
    Brent
     
  3. PAR
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    Typing sailboat masts into you search engine, will produce the major manufactures quickly enough. Of course it helps if you know what you're looking for. Try Dwyer

    http://dwyermast.com/default.asp
     
  4. Brent Swain
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    I saw a picture in a Floriduh boat trader magazine of a salvage yard in Clearwater Floriduh which had acres of used gear, including large racks of salvaged masts.
     
  5. PAR
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    We actually have several boat bone yards here in sunny Florida. Hurricane fodder, second mortgage millworks, whatever you want to call them, they don't advertise, but they can be a wealth of good equipment. I wish they had a network like the automotive salvage yards have.
     
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    B.S. Any salvage yards of magnitude in Canaduh?
     
  7. bistros

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    Not that I know of in Ontario and Quebec. An unused tube here is usually drafted into flagpole duty.

    Z-Hills - I used to go there to jump out of airplanes.

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  8. Brent Swain
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    Masts

    Not much .Just stainless scrap from the pulp mills and oil industry, and they are kinda empty lately. There are a few used boaters supplies in Sidney and Vancouver, but we don't have hurricanes to stock them up like Floriduh.
    Brent
     
  9. bntii
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    There was a shop on the lower Chesapeake Bay that had tons of spars. He had bought up new surplus mast sections and spools of rigging wire for years and had a whole field full of them. I tried to find the name of the yard. Had a slogan like: "motor in & sail out" an used to advertise in the sailing rags. He would build up for you on site- fabrication/welding of the bits as well for good prices.. The shop in on the northern neck of Virginia but I can't remember the name- guy was an old bird so maybe the whole mess is a waterfront restaurant now.
     

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    From my backyard I watch the jumpers from the snap of the chutes most of the way down. They almost always survive. Tis the season for the northern folk to head back to Floriduh.
     
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