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by TonyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: Masthead removal

All of the mast head cranes look beautiful! Tell me how it went with cables down the mast! I had a heck of time threading cables through mine a couple years ago and will need to do that again soon….foam at the base of the mast was tough! When I pulled my mast head off, I left the wires attached to ...
by TonyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: Masthead removal

On a related question what have folks been using to seal at the deck? I used a Boat Life product that promptly cracked and leaked and makes a ton of noise. I want to dig it out and reseal with a better product. 4200? Something else? Do you mean the mast seal around the ring or at the collar? I have...
by TonyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: Masthead removal

gamayun wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:14 pm
Nice! Who did the orange powder coat? Were they able to do one small piece like that or was there more?
It is orange spray paint. I sanded the aluminum very smooth, primed with an aluminum primer a couple of coats and then a rust oleum orange paint 3 coats I think. Pretty happy with the results.
by TonyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: Masthead removal

On a related question what have folks been using to seal at the deck? I used a Boat Life product that promptly cracked and leaked and makes a ton of noise. I want to dig it out and reseal with a better product. 4200? Something else?
by TonyB
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead removal
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: Masthead removal

Did mine in Feb. used new foam insulation and zip ties. Old foam hadn’t disintegrate too badly.
by TonyB
Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Regulator Issues?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Regulator Issues?

Hey folks, my alternator isn’t charging my batteries anymore. Looking at my old ARS II regulator there were no LED lights on it. Called Balmar for help and they said the old ARS II was likely dead and I should replace it. They recommended the ARS 5, so I bought and installed that yesterday. No impro...
by TonyB
Tue May 31, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Radar Mast for F40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Radar Mast for F40/40

OK well I am probably going to build a temporary radar mast out of a windsurfer carbon fiber mast for this summer. But keep me in the loop if you decide to sell yours.

Thanks!
by TonyB
Wed May 11, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Radar Mast for F40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Radar Mast for F40/40

Looking for one of those nice radar masts that bolt to the stern and then sweep skyward that I see in F40/40 and some other Freedoms. Anyone have one they would like to sell?

Thanks!
Tony
by TonyB
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Stanchion Bases
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Stanchion Bases

I just purchased one from rig right. $189. Ouch. Welding some out of titanium or epoyxing some carbon fiber ones seems like a good alternative!!!
by TonyB
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Stanchion Bases
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Stanchion Bases

I think that they may be these. But it looks like they might not be made anymore.
http://goiot-systems.com/wp-content/upl ... F97436.jpg