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Diederik Schuuring Posted: 11-Jul-06 11:25
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Hi, my gooseneck came loose last weekend. I think the holes for the riffets have become a bit larger (I still need to measure them), so I think about a bit stronger solution than just reriffeting it to the mast. Iím not experienced in carbon repairs, so there are two solutions I can come up with at this moment: 1) inserting a PVC tube inside the mast ( at the height of the gooseneck fitting) and then using screws (or riffets) to mount the gooseneck again; 2) connecting some kind of metal collar around the mast and gooseneck. Has anyone tried something like this or has any other suggestions?

Furthermore, we toke the sails down and were towed into the harbour. But with the jib down we had no forestay to support the mast. That left me hanging onto the jib halyard for the towing trip. Are there better solutions to this? Does anyone has an kind of emergency kit on board for this kind, or other, of situations?

Thanks, Diederik
Hi, my gooseneck came loose last weekend. I think the holes for the riffets have become a bit larger (I still need to measure them), so I think about a bit stronger solution than just reriffeting it to the mast. Iím not experienced in carbon repairs, so there are two solutions I can come up with at this moment: 1) inserting a PVC tube inside the mast ( at the height of the gooseneck fitting) and then using screws (or riffets) to mount the gooseneck again; 2) connecting some kind of metal collar around the mast and gooseneck. Has anyone tried something like this or has any other suggestions?

Furthermore, we toke the sails down and were towed into the harbour. But with the jib down we had no forestay to support the mast. That left me hanging onto the jib halyard for the towing trip. Are there better solutions to this? Does anyone has an kind of emergency kit on board for this kind, or other, of situations?

Thanks, Diederik
 
Pork_pie_eater Posted: 19-Jul-06 14:41
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I reckon the tube inside the mast is a good idea, but you may have trouble finding the exact inner diameter. I would try to stick with the existing holes in the mast, using rivets, as it's a high pressure point and any more holes will really weaken it.
No, we don't have a forestay on the Boss, and no we don't have a solution to towing with the jib down - best avoided if possible
 
Diederik Schuuring Posted: 19-Jul-06 15:01
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My solution to the loose gooseneck now has come down to fitting vertical SS strips inside the mast and connecting the gooseneck to that. The holes are already 6,5 mm in diameter. The original rivets were already "pulled to the goose neck" and had no "collar" inside the carbon tubing. I think this makes it quite hard to use normal rivets. Will keep you informed if it works.

I'll will try to prevent being towed in in the future

Cheers,
 
cvloenen Posted: 20-Aug-06 21:48
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In respect to getting a tow, if this is a frequent event it may be worth fitting a roller reef system for your jib. You can then take the sail in and retain the forstay function for the mast.
 
tasarhans Posted: 22-Oct-06 21:39
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Hi Diederik,
On the water again?? I hope the damage was repaireable...

A forestay solution/ workaround.......
On shore we always mount a line (landvast) of about the same length in stead of the jib or a forestay...

Jib Down, hoist the loose end on the line (mounted on the spaceframe) and you have some kind of a forestay (suitable keeping the mast upright)

Cheers Hans
 

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