mrblenny Posted October 25, 2009 Report Share Posted October 25, 2009 Hello again, Another day of sailing, another little item to repair Not actually accurate since this has needed fixing from day one but have postphoned until it has completely broken: http://picasaweb.google.com.au/mrblenny/SailingAtVictoriaPoint#5396332953436261826 When I bought the boat the gooseneck (?) only had one clip on it, figured it had been that way for ages so it might last a little while longer but sure enough it snapped when I put a little too much downhaul (6:1 block) on the sail. This is the attachment on the boom: http://picasaweb.google.com.au/mrblenny/SailingAtVictoriaPoint#5396332934307099442 Too me the whole piece seems a little small to be taking the strain from a fully tensioned 6:1 block, perhaps that is why it was half broken when I got in the first place? Anyways I am not sure on the best approach to get some new stainless cut, drilled and welded back on, as you can see I have already drilled the rivets and removed the steel plate from the mast. Someone who is tooled up for stainless work could do it in 5 minutes but my first call to Brisbane Cat Centre got quite an short response. Completely unwilling to give me even a rough idea on price which is a little unhelpful imo. Any suggestions? Better off with entire new gooseneck fitting perhaps, although as a student cheap is best right now :-( Thanks for any help, here are some pictures from sailing last week around Victoria point, I just tied the boom to the mast with some spare rope. http://picasaweb.google.com.au/mrblenny/SailingAtVictoriaPoint# Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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