I have just procured a Merlin Rocket (Sail No 2978)which needs some work and complete re-rigging. The most noticeable missing part is a mast gate; the holes where it used to be are evident but the gate is long gone. Can anyone give me an idea how I get hold of one for this vintage of boat? Thanks,
Posted: 11/06/2007 21:41:00
By: Roddy Porter
Posted: 12/06/2007 08:49:24
Other classes just use a piece of old spreader.
Posted: 12/06/2007 08:49:33
By: Chris M
Posted: 12/06/2007 11:46:55
By: Peter 2789
Do you need one? once the mastram is attached, there is no need.
Posted: 12/06/2007 12:01:44
If Roddy's boat is similar to the one we've just broken (2981 - Smoker satisfaction - I don't have the Year book with me), there was/is a mast ram, but not a strut. The struts seem to have arrived with the low bow tank. The High tank designs just aren't capable of the higher rig tensions (too flexible).
Posted: 12/06/2007 12:30:51
Then use a rope strop round the ram
Posted: 12/06/2007 22:18:52
By: Midland circuit results man