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System for lowering the mast on my own. Can anyone tell me if there is a particular system for lowering the mast on the Manta 19.5Sat 04 Jul 2020 22:42:29
mast lowering\raising My mast fell when the roller reefing drum bottle screw stripped its thread, the damage was limited to the mast base that was torn from the support casting, I repaired this by making a sleeve to fit around the base and securing through it and the mast into the cast stud with two new 8mm set screws and clamped it tight in order to re-enforce the damaged base. Forces at this point of the mast are mainly compressive and so although I would not sail her in mid Atlantic gentle lake sailing is hopefully ok and I have had her on her gunwales with no sign of fatigue in this area , if a mast presents itself I will of course replace it . I am intending to lower the mast towards the end of the season in order to replace the standing rigging, has any one seen or used an A frame that can be used on the Manta and if so any details and dimensions ?1Thu 02 Jul 2020 17:02:43
Line arrangement in the mastbase blocks I am running fresh lines through the mast. I would like to optimise the line arrangement, so: Which lines go where in the mastbase blocks on your boat: A, B, C and D?Sat 20 Jun 2020 08:46:23
Manta 19 Rotostay We bought Manta 19 #252 recently and my Rotostay is puzzling me a bit (Picture attached). I suppose that the forestay attaches to one fitting and that the tack of the jib attaches to another but which one and what is the third fitting for? The boat was unrigged for towing when we bought her so I have to work it out from scratch. Can anybody advise please? Michael6Sat 20 Jun 2020 08:35:01
The Boom Red Herring's boom seems to have nowhere to attach the tack of the mainsail, nothing in the area to which I could fit a shackle. I have made do with a temporary lashing at the gooseneck, but would appreciate advice on how it should be done. Also, I can't see how to reef the main. I've had roller reefing mainsails before, but they have always had a small winding handle engaging in a socket at the end of the boom with a gear which rotated the boom around its axis. There is nothing like that on Red Herring, just two strange lumps on the end cap at both ends of the boom. Again, grateful for advice on how I can reef this mainsail. Thanks Charles9Sat 20 Jun 2020 07:53:57
mast , raising I find it very difficult to locate the bolt in the mast step bracket that allows the mast to pivot when raising , it is hard to get the initial angle right and I have to recourse to pushing a smaller diameter screw driver shaft in to the hole in order to act as a pivot. Is this normal? or what is wrong with my boat?4Fri 19 Jun 2020 19:02:57
furling headsail My boat is fitted with a rotostay fs4 furling system. the forstay stud screws into the top half of the drum , the diagram shows a locknut but mine does not have this and in any case there would be no room to access it. Has anyone any experience with this fitting2Thu 18 Jun 2020 22:01:06
Stemhead fitting repair I just realised that all vertical screws in the stemhead fitting are corroded and broken. Basically the stemhead is only held in place by the three horisontal screws. I need to remove the stemhead completely in order to rebed. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might need to look out for in the process?Sat 20 Apr 2019 23:32:47
Back stay mounts On relaunching Davin this week I unfortunately managed - by heaving to hard on one of the rear pushpit to shear the back stay mount - it seems to be a stud probably welded into the bottom of the stainless steel foot on the pushpit which has been glassed in. My plan is to drill two holes in th etop of the foot and put two screws through from the top with nuts underneath. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what thier solution was? StuartTue 26 Apr 2016 10:50:45
23ft mast Hi can you help .. my old manta mast wast broke in two and i just got my hands on a 23ft mast and got rigging with can i use 23ft mast with my 19ft manta are do i have to cut it to size .. thx kevin ps iam heading to france for a few days and wont get to reply untill i get back10Thu 16 Jul 2015 22:24:25
mast for a manta question if i cant get my mast fixed as its sanpped in two what other mast can i use for my manta1Thu 01 Jan 2015 13:19:07
standing rigging Hi I recently bought a manata 19 but it didnt come with any rigging gear. I am just wondering if anyone has these measurments at all. I have tried to search on line but to no such look I would be very great full if someone would be able to piont me in the right direction. many thanks glenn thorpe1Sun 14 Dec 2014 10:35:49
Replacement spreaders and bracket Has anyone replaced the spreaders and spreader mast bracket on their Manta? I am trying to discover where I might find something suitable.4Wed 23 Apr 2014 19:55:15
Plastimo 406S Hi all,I'm planning to replace my current (broken) foresail reefing system with a Plastimo 406S set-up - I see there are a few Manta sailors with this system. I was wondering if any current users can advise me if I'll need a foil extension, and wether I'd be better opting for chainplate or turnbuckle fitting. Thanks for your advice! John6Tue 21 Jan 2014 11:35:51
Manta with replacement mast Hello,An acquaintance of mine is selling a Manta 19 for roughly £2,900. The boat appears to be in decent condition apart from the fact that it has been fitted with an unoriginal mast, composed of steel. Obviously, this mast would be a bit heavier than the original aluminium. How would this affect the performance of the boat? Is is still worth considering, or should I steer clear altogether? Please bear in mind that I live in the Middle East and there aren't many sailboats - let alone Mantas - around for sale. Thanks in advance for your help!6Wed 02 Oct 2013 10:02:28
spreader angle Dear Manta sailors: The sailing season is over for me, which means I am starting the (more expensive) maintenance season. First priority is to sort-out a few problems with the standing rigging. I think the angle of my spreaders is not right. Has anybody measured the angle of their spreaders? Thanks Luis5Fri 09 Nov 2012 13:04:53
Roller reefing Hi, can anyone offer any information on any roller reefing systems they may have fitted to their mantas. I currently have a small jib which connects to the forestay with hanks. I want to invest in a genoa and before buying the sail i am considering fitting roller reefing to my boat3Fri 31 Aug 2012 18:00:59
replacement mast Hi, everyone, my Manta 19 needs a new mast. If you know anyone with one to sell, or if you know who supplies them, I'd be very grateful for the information.3Fri 22 Jul 2011 11:29:51
How many shrouds? Looking at other people's photos I seem to have more stays. I have split backstay, forestay, cap shrouds and fore and aft lowers. The deck fittings are all identical so the inners were all fitted at the same time and the mast has gangs for both. Am I unusual :)1Tue 15 Mar 2011 21:48:08
spreader bracket - mast section Dear Manta Sailors: I have just bought the Manta 19 sail nr 1176. She was called Emily and was moored at the Norfolk Broads. She is now in Belgium undergoing a major refit and will be renamed Mekicevica. I'll be starting a blog as soon as I have her in her new look. Question: does anybody know what is the section of the mast, or what type of spreader bracket fits it? Thanks LuisTue 19 Oct 2010 16:55:46
Manta Masts & Boom Apparently a chap callied Billie in Wirral , Merseyside bought the moulds for the Manta 16 and a number of masts and booms for the 16 and 19 that he is selling off. He can be contacted on 07836379122Mon 11 Oct 2010 17:53:44
tabernacle hi Has anyone had a tabernacle fitted or maybe you already had one on when you bought your boat? If so do you think they are worth fitting? Many thanks Ian & Julie (Davina on Coniston) PS We saw the att'd photo on boatshed and this one was fitted to a manta3Sun 20 Jun 2010 00:01:54
Goosed Gooseneck Hi all, late start to the season this year, but i blame the crunch etc. This weekend the weather was a little on the wild side! Upon refitting the boom, I spotted the gooseneck fitting was in 2 halves, one on the boom with the pintle, and the other half in the mast track. Look at the pic. you'll see the metal has failed thro corrosion, but I think its a weak design point. CHECK all your's if similar. If anyone else's has failed, get in touch for a fix. There is a stainless fabricator where I live to make the repair, although I might get him to make an entire new fitting. RSVP guys TonySun 17 May 2009 21:24:40
Mast stepping Can anyone tell me if there is a particular system for lowering the mast on the Manta 19. The furling device on the foresail looks a bit scary and i don't want to get into a pickle. Any advice will be gratefully received.1Thu 28 Aug 2008 21:08:19
Mast Position I have just bought the Manta 19 known as 'Lazy Daze'. I have now re-named it 'Sea Eagle'. The mast is positioned near the forward end of the mast step bracket thing. The surveyor has said that the mast should be re positioned so that it is at the back of the stepping bracket above the internal supports. On reading the brochure on this site it says that the mast can be positioned presumably anywhere on the bracket. Does anyone know if my present position is in fact ok?4Thu 14 Aug 2008 23:25:57
Mast Parts I have recently floated my Manta for the first time. Am I right in thinking that there should be a blanking plate to cover the whole left when the boom is dropped in to prevent the main mast stays from dropping back out. If so does anybody know where I can get one from. Thanks very much.3Tue 12 Aug 2008 20:20:41
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