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Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 10:53 AM
Below are the parts I sent to Bristol Bronze / Roger Winiarski. The 4 mast bands, 1 broken, plus the gooseneck. As of now they are all missing in action.

The inside dimension on the mast band is 5.2" (132mm).

If anyone has any thoughts on replacement parts or a new gooseneck connection it will be greatly appreciated.

I live on my sailboat and the mizzen mast has been out of commission for 6 weeks now which has turned into a nightmare.

Thank you so much.

***Also, I still have trouble uploading photos...

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BBSebens
11-10-2016, 10:58 AM
Port Townsend Foundry can help. They do custom castings regularly. They may even have something in stock.

http://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/

Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 11:23 AM
Thanks so much for the tip.

wizbang 13
11-10-2016, 11:29 AM
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wizbang 13
11-10-2016, 11:31 AM
Nice gybe boss!
I ain't too fond of these types of fittins.....
but I think I just saw one similar in the used gear shop behind the port townsend chandlery.

bruce

Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 11:44 AM
Thank you Bruce. I checked google maps for the shop you referred to. I'm trying to figure out which one it is. Any tips or address on finding that shop would be appreciated. Thanks, and thanks!

Jay Greer
11-10-2016, 11:51 AM
That gooseneck fitting has a built in weak point flaw which is obvious in the photo. Port Townsend Foundry has of my old patterns. I would recommend a Herreshoff style gooseneck such as the one on his Neriea Ketch design.
Jay

Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 12:01 PM
Thank you Jay. I'll check it out!

Jay Greer
11-10-2016, 12:15 PM
In looking at the photo, it looks like the gooseneck was incorrectly assembled causing failure from incorrect transfer of the torque from the boom to the mast flange.
Jay

Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 12:45 PM
Hi Jay. Thanks for taking a look. That may be. I'm embarrassed by the break. I had shoulder surgery and was working on the boat. I needed to raise the mizzen but couldn't with one arm, so I put the halyard on the winch. I didn't remove the sail cover and just about when I was high enough there was a loud snapping noise. I snapped the lower rectangular mast band. I kicked myself good. I had raised the boom higher than it could go.

Jay Greer
11-10-2016, 02:23 PM
Been there done that. Not to be embarrassed! The Herreshoff design allows for the vertical hinging action of the boom. You might be able to incorporate that into your existing set up. Check with Pete Langly at Port Townsend Foundry. Plus, a creative
welder might be able to save the band assembly. Talk to Pete.
Jay

Off into the Sunset
11-10-2016, 02:32 PM
Thanks Jay, will do. I'll call him now.