wooden mast

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by icefang45, May 16, 2009.

  1. icefang45
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    icefang45 Junior Member

    i need 27'ft 5'' at base, spruce.i got that far its a gaff rig i have pics on boat design forum.if i knew what kind of boat it was it would be that much easier.but thats not to be and i want in the water now.i have the gaff and boom and old spruce mast which has to be replaced.HELP.wood is the main problem (spruce).im in B.C. so it shouldnt be a problem.i need plans.i plan on building my own from spruce. the wood seem to be my main problem.were do i find clean tight spruce.im a carpenter so i dont doubt my skill just dont know were to start.
     
  2. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    I doubt knowing what the boat's design is matters in terms of replacing the mast since no one will have that mast waiting on a shelf.
    Better to copy the existing mast. If the mast was originally solid spruce, find someone to build a new mast from laminations of spruce. Fir can be substituted. It's a bit heavier, but fir makes a fine spar.
    Your post is really a pain to understand.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I'm not sure what you're asking Icefang45, but wooden spars are custom made, as Alan has suggested. If you need a mast, you'll have to build one or have one built. The third option is to see if you can find one of similar size and diameters. Considering it's a gaff, this limits your choices, so I'd start by calling boat repair shops and spar makers.
     

  4. icefang45
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    icefang45 Junior Member

    yes i was a little vague,im a one finger computer guy
     
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