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cathy20
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mast step for international moth

Post by cathy20 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:11 pm

hi,thanks for your help reguarding my moth sailing dinghy,i have made the centre board and have started to rigg up mast sail etc ,i have another question if anyone can help me ,it has the original mast step and a aluminium mast but no fitting for it. measurements for mast step 22mm wide 25mm depth - mast 45mm insde measurement .
If anyone can tell me what fitting i need or if they have something that will fit it i would be gratefull
i would send pictures but thee file is to big

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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by jpa_wfsc » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Rotating Mast?

Ours has a needlespar mast rotating on a top-hat shaped fitting which is screwed to the deck using four woodscrews. Does that describe what you are looking for? I can get you a photo next weekend if you need.

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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by cathy20 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:50 am

jpa_wfsc wrote:Rotating Mast?

Ours has a needlespar mast rotating on a top-hat shaped fitting which is screwed to the deck using four woodscrews. Does that describe what you are looking for? I can get you a photo next weekend if you need.
yes that does sound the same as mine exept ihave not got a needlespar mast not sure how to fit the mast onto step ,the mast is aluminium 45mm in diameter

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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by Garry R » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:38 pm

I have a top hat style one from an old Firefly - anyone know if it was any use?

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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:53 pm

The only problen apart frrom the old one of size is your fitting will be brass I expect the Needlespar will be alloy or stainless and nair the twain should meet!
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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by JimC » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:04 pm

cathy20 wrote:hi,thanks for your help reguarding my moth sailing dinghy,i have made the centre board and have started to rigg up mast sail etc ,i have another question if anyone can help me ,it has the original mast step and a aluminium mast but no fitting for it. measurements for mast step 22mm wide 25mm depth - mast 45mm insde measurement .
If anyone can tell me what fitting i need or if they have something that will fit it i would be gratefull
i would send pictures but thee file is to big
I may have something somwhere, scrapped an overrotating 70s needlepsar a few years ago and the fittings ought to be in one box or garage or another, but if not photo at least diagram would be help, because I don't want to go crwaling round garages for the wrong bit... When I needed to replace one a few years ago I got one turned up by a mate at british Aerospace...

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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by Jools » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:28 pm

Hi I changed the foot of my spare Needlespar. I have this to fit a 45mm internal tube. Yours if it solves the problem.
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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by fcdbm » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:10 pm

This the mast step detail on my Skol Mk3,

This fits into the base of a Needlespar mast.

Hope this helps.
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Re: mast step for international moth

Post by fcdbm » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:02 pm

Looking again at your post, are you looking for the deck fitting (deck step) or the fitting at the bottom of the mast (mast heel). I may have a spare mast heel, I have bits of a broken Needlespar at the bottom of the garden.

A photo would help to sort this out.

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