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Re: Seeking Masts in Nova Scotia / New England way

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  • gulfnhotsand
    The last time I looked, years and years ago, they didn t have poles long enough for me, 38 . So I opted for a Noble system built up mast. Glad you clarified
    Message 1 of 36 , Apr 1, 2011
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      The last time I looked, years and years ago, they didn't have poles long enough for me, 38'. So I opted for a Noble system built up mast. Glad you clarified the masthead point. Maybe Simon will read it too.

      Alan

      --- In junkrig@yahoogroups.com, "Jonathan Davis" <davisboatworks@...> wrote:
      >
      > Alan
      >
      >
      >
      > As I recall the poles we used were 30 footers. At the time 1984- 1985 they
      > were the longest poles they made. (They now make them up to 45 feet) We
      > bought 3 of them at the time, 2 for the Elinor Louise and one for the 20
      > foot Crosby Cat boat Rob and I built about the same time. All three masts
      > are still in service even though Rob long ago sold the catboat and Tim and I
      > sold Elinor Louise 5 or so years ago. At the time it seems we spent either
      > 200 or 400 apiece for them. I'm a little fuzzy on which it was ( I thought
      > 200 and Tim remembers 400)
      >
      >
      >
      > I meant no hand hole, no base, but yes to the tenon. The tenon is a stub of
      > aluminum pipe maybe 4" in dia, sticking out of the top of the mast like 6".
      > It made it very easy to make a mast head fitting and attach to the mast. On
      > our fore mast we made the mast head unit resemble in both appearance and
      > function a Charlie noble. The mast step forward was hollow and sat up maybe
      > 10" above the cabin sole. The theory was that the mast was black. As it
      > heated up it should draw air up the length of the mast and exhaust it out
      > the mast head. We know that it did induce some air flow, but whether it
      > provided enough ventilation versus the labor and cost to make to make the
      > project worth while has been long debated by Tim and I. Still it was fun to
      > build.
      >
      >
      >
      > If I were to build another boat for myself, it would be junk rigged and I
      > would defiantly use these as masts.
      >
      >
      >
      > Jon Davis
      >
      > Davis Boat Works
      >
      >
      >
      > PS I have no involvement with Shakespeare, I just have had the best
      > experience with them and think their poles are the perfect solution.
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: junkrig@yahoogroups.com [mailto:junkrig@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > gulfnhotsand
      > Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:02 PM
      > To: junkrig@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [junkrig] Re: Seeking Masts in Nova Scotia / New England way
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      > Hi Jon. Just out of curiosity, how long were your poles? How long ago did
      > you fit them to Elinor Louise? And how much did they cost? (If you don't
      > mind answering that.)
      >
      > Also, you wrote...
      > > Order them with out a base, no handhole and a tendon top and you are set
      > to go.
      >
      > Did you mean no base, no handhole, no tenon top either? Just a bare, hollow
      > stick?
      >
      > Shakespeare says: (pdf p.3) "We make every effort to tailor light poles to
      > our customers' needs, including location of handholes, mounting brackets,
      > colors, finishes, arms, tenons, and accommodation of a variety of luminaires
      > and attachments."
      >
      > Alan
      >
      > --- In junkrig@yahoogroups.com <mailto:junkrig%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      > "Jonathan Davis" <davisboatworks@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Simon
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Where in the Caribbean? My old boat Elinor Louise is somewhere down there.
      > > I think still in the USVI, I'm not sure where the new owners have her
      > these
      > > days. She is a junk rigged 36 foot schooner. We used fiberglass light
      > > poles made by the Shakespeare company for our masts and they worked great,
      > > are strong, have an appropriate amount of bend and were very reasonable in
      > > cost. Look at http://skp-cs.com/roundtapered.asp and
      > > http://skp-cs.com/pdf/specmanual-round-1.pdf They make poles up to 45 feet
      > > long. Order them with out a base, no handhole and a tendon top and you are
      > > set to go.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Any way it's a thought
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Jon Davis
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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    • gary
      Here you go Annie:D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYvMeT2GC14
      Message 36 of 36 , Apr 22, 2011
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        Here you go Annie:D


        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYvMeT2GC14




        On Fri, 2011-04-22 at 09:20 +1200, Annie Hill wrote:
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        > No mate, 'Kiwis' is anything but offensive. We use it of ourselves
        > all
        > the time.
        >
        > (And in case you think I'm being a bit over-enthusiastic about my
        > 'new'
        > nationality - my mother was born here - on South Island. Grandad
        > worked
        > in coal mines as a rigger - not much of a skill for a junkie!)
        >
        > Annie
        >
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