View Full Version : Gooseneck

08-18-2002, 07:43 PM
Here's the gooseneck for Carina.
We couldn't find a bronze gooseneck that fit or under $200 AmD, so we had one made. Appearently there is a small foundry near home and so Gert talked to them about casting a bronze gooseneck and they said sure. Gert had to make the mould and they would cast it. Gert and Alexis (son)machined and polished the pieces. So Carina has a unique custom bronze gooseneck all to her own. smile.gif

These are the moulds and the casts.

This is the final assembly.

[ 08-18-2002, 08:47 PM: Message edited by: Kristian ]

capt jake
08-18-2002, 07:53 PM
WOW!!! Might I ask the cost?? I just had one made from SS and I am thinking that this is much nicer!!! smile.gif
BTW, what are the moulds made out of??

[ 08-18-2002, 08:55 PM: Message edited by: capt jake ]

08-18-2002, 07:53 PM
Wow! really nice work. It makes me happy to think of a boat with that attention to detail. Thanks for adding a beautiful thing to the world.


Jeff Robinson
08-18-2002, 08:44 PM
That is just so beautiful. Congratulations.


John B
08-18-2002, 10:49 PM
Unreal. Ingenious .How did you make the frog? What from?

08-18-2002, 11:05 PM
The mould was made from plywood, dowels, PCV pipe and bondo. The frog was a cabinet door handle.
The casting cost about $140 Can.

Garrett Lowell
08-19-2002, 09:33 AM
That makes my Monday a bit easier. I had no idea this could be done, and now I have a whole new outlook on my projects, and something new to terrify SWMBO.

Garrett Lowell
08-19-2002, 09:35 AM
P.S., I love the rope stropped block, too. Handmade as well?

08-19-2002, 02:14 PM
Very sweet! Where's the foundry?

08-19-2002, 02:31 PM
Globe Foundry Burnaby B.C. Ca 604-524-3881
Getting the patern right was a fair bit of work cause they are sand castings and need to have apx 4 degree offset so they can be removed; this applies to every detail and I made about three trips to the foundry before they accepted them.
For polishing them I filed them first then flapp sanded (drill press model) and then buffed them on the grinder with a coarse and fine compound. This is filthy work, wear a spray painting outfit, including mask; the stuf gets evrywhere. The gooseneck looks great in the photo but now it's all tarnished from saltwater; I'm not going to polish it on regular basis or varnish it. I went this rout cause I didn't want a downhaul rope and this speeds up the rigging time when your heading out; I'm quite happy with it's performance and looks.
Yes the blocks are also home made (cheap). We posted an image of them earlier, probably under "yard sail"

[ 08-19-2002, 03:34 PM: Message edited by: gert ]

James R
08-19-2002, 03:17 PM

Think of it as a hinge that attaches the boom (the horizontal part) to the mast. It must be able to hinge not only from side to side but also up and down. By pulling in or letting out the boom you can then adjust the angle of the sail to the wind.

Kristian, that gooseneck is really a beautifully sculpted piece of work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

08-20-2002, 05:28 PM
nice work.

what kind of bronze did you use ? (alloy content ?)

capt jake
08-21-2002, 06:55 PM
Very nice. Thanks for aswering the questions I had. Now I KNOW that I should have gone this route rather than this overly expensive and bulky SS one that I am still tinkering with.
Thanks smile.gif