Forum - Mast and Rigging - Replacement spreaders and bracket
|Replacement spreaders and bracket||4||Wed 23 Apr 2014 19:55:15|
|Geomellish Thu 13 Mar 2014 19:10:40||Has anyone replaced the spreaders and spreader mast bracket on their Manta? I am trying to discover where I might find something suitable.|
|jb Mon 17 Mar 2014 03:14:52|| Thinking that the Manta rig could be likened to that of a large dinghy as much as a small yacht, Pinnell and Bax sell a selection of fittings, including Selden (quite pricey??): http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?selection=category&cg=13&mc=225&cct=7&TypeSearch= And Allan, and Superspar (less pricey??): http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?selection=category&cg=13&mc=77&cct=7&sc=&pg=4 Of course, you'll need to check the sizes. I would imagine there are a few other dinghy shops that can supply this stuff, or if it's too small, you might have to look at bigger boat hardwear (££££....!!!).|
Selden have alot of info on their website, including digital catalogues and instalation advice: http://www.seldenmast.com/footerlinks/online_catalogues.html Other manufacturers may do so too, but I've not looked into it.
If you don't know how long your spreaders are, let me know and I can measure mine sometime this week and pass on the details.
(PS, what happened to your spreaders?)
|Mekicevica Mon 17 Mar 2014 18:48:03|| Ahoy!|
Last year, Mark kindly provided me this scheme of his spreaders, which I used on my new rigging.
|Geomellish Tue 18 Mar 2014 13:45:05|| Thanks for the replies. I have been in contact with Allspars of PLymouth who tell me that the (expensive) Selden spreader parts will not fit Grizabella's original (Proctor ?) C section mast profile However I have now found a promising US supplier (www.dwyermast.com) with mast parts similar to the original and, subject to the shipping costs, much cheaper. I will report further.|
The old spreaders were broken and one lost to the Fowey estuary when the mast head fitting failed due to corrosion. The mast fell over the side during a storm last October when Grizabella was on her mooring. See my post of 7.1.14 under Maintenance.
Whilst on the subject, I received exorbitant quotes to reproduce the mast head fitting and have been unable to find a replacement. So my current plan is to effect a repair to the original by hacksawing the remaining top bits off and bolting onto the plug two lengths of right angle aluminium extrusion...
|Ronella Wed 23 Apr 2014 19:55:15||Hi Geomellish, if it's not too late now, I have a pair of Manta 19 spreaders I kept when I had to replace the original mast, which was crushed by Ronella when she was blown off her yard props in a howling gale. Unfortunately, I didn't keep the brackets. If you've already replaced yours, they're available to anyone else who needs them.|