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Clamp-on Mast Partner

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by Pernicious Atavist, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    I've completed restoring my E.M.White-style hull, now to the rig. I want to move the mast aft a bit, but I'm also looking into getting a new sail, so the CE will most likely change. How effective were the OT removable mast partners [brackets?] and how sturdy were they? I don't mind relocating the step, so that's not much of an issue at this point.
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Actually, the standard Old Town approach was to replace the seat with one that had a hole for the mast. However, the clamping system that they used for their removable leeboard thwart and motor mount was quite sturdy and should be easy to adapt for a removable mast bracket.

  3. OP
    Pernicious Atavist

    Pernicious Atavist Canoe Sailing Publisher

    Thanks, Benson. Somewhere, I've seen a clamp-on type, similar to the leebd brckt, as you mention. Of course the main concern is twist. Maybe I'll go ahead with my original plan to mount the mast through the seat and then have a sail made to accommodate when the time comes.

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