Rotating mast parts?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by soulofasailor, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. soulofasailor
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    soulofasailor Junior Member

    Where can i get a half plastic Ball or look at parts for my Reynolds 21 it seems tho it shouldnt matter what type of boat as long as the mast rotates hopefully parts can be interchangeable?
     
  2. upchurchmr
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    Good luck,

    The Hobie 16 used a cast aluminum ball with a plastic "chip" to allow it to slip.
    An old Tornado used 2 SS washers on a flat surface with a bolt thru them.

    Do you have a picture?
     
  3. soulofasailor
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  4. PAR
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    All sorts of arrangements have been used. A trailer hitch ball is a common thing.
     
  5. soulofasailor
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    How would a metal ball work in a metal cup would you hear noise when it rotates? and what size ball is that small for my boat? I do not have a Big Boat CAT I have a 21 foot play boat!
     
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    A well placed zerk fitting will solve any noise issues.
     
  7. soulofasailor
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    soulofasailor Junior Member

    so where can i buy this ball at and what type of material is that for non squeaks.?
     

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