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New Mast
« on: 29 May, 2006, 15:11:29 »
Good Morning all,
I want to replace the wooden mast on my Contest 29. I have found one for sale that has a cross-sectional dimension of 2 7/8" x 3 1/2". Do you think this is heavy enough for the Contest 29?
Thanks,
Paul

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Re: New Mast
« Reply #1 on: 29 May, 2006, 15:20:36 »
Sorry, The dimensions are 2 7/8" x 4 3/4".
Paul

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Re: New Mast
« Reply #2 on: 30 May, 2006, 09:48:23 »
Hi Paul,

after converting it to metric sizes (12.65 x 7.30) I think it's a little light for the C29. Is the mast that you found also a wooden mast or is it aluminum? And what are the dimensions of your current mast?

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Re: New Mast
« Reply #3 on: 31 May, 2006, 22:11:26 »
Hi BJ,
The mast I am looking at is aluminum from a J-24. My old wooden mast is approx. 32' long with cross-section of 5" x 8" or 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm. I asked the seller for the wall thickness, but he was unsure. I think I have to agree with you that it is a bit light. I guess I'll keep looking. I'm also looking for a used diesel motor to replace the gas 2 cylinder "Marstal" motor. I'll keep the group informed and send some pictures along as I progress.
Thanks for the help,
Paul

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Re: New Mast
« Reply #4 on: 01 June, 2006, 10:00:54 »
Hi Paul,

I'm afraid a J-24 mast won't do it on your C29.... to thin and IMHO you would need an extra set of spreaders as well. A good replacement for the Marstal, if you can find it, is a Yanmar 2GM20 or a VolvoMD7B. Or, if you can afford a new one, a BetaMarine BD722. BTW, do you have the documentation of the Marstal engine?? Or have I asked that question before....  ???

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Re: New Mast
« Reply #5 on: 01 June, 2006, 17:13:13 »
Hi BJ,
I have all the paper work that came with the boat when I bought it. It included a maintainence book for the motor as well as some spare parts for the carberator and spare gaskets for the motor.
The problem with the motor is something to do with the electrical system. It has a magneto that I think is bad. The motor will just die and not start again. This wasn't a problem when I was on Lake Ontario as I could sail her back to her mooring. When I moved to Georgian Bay I became nervous of  having a motor that would just stop because there are many large rocks and some bad storms. I don't know if there is any way of converting the motor to some sort of electronic ignition because everything else on the motor seems fine.
Thanks for the reply,
Paul

 


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