Mast Ram length

28/12/2013 17:59:06
Chris M
I don't think the proper ram with the correct ends is actually that expensive. Is it the old holt lever strut?


18/02/2014 14:32:00
Steve C
Im in the process of refurbishing 3326 (its a NSM1). and being on a tight budget Im going to make my own mast ram out of some Aluminium tubing I have in the shed .. But can anyone tell me the length of the standard ram and especially the distance between the pins.\r\n\r\nThanks\r\n\r\nSteve C


18/02/2014 14:32:00
Steve C
A telescopic ram sounds a great idea I wonder if I can find a piece of bar that will fit inside my tube. !!! .. what I have done so far is to put the mast up and make a template out of wood with an old broom handle. With the ram set vertical it is around 63cm end to end but as the mast is far more likely to need leaning back than pulling forward I thought I might make mine slightly longer at 65cm .. then can always cut it down if it proves to be a bit long. Asking for the "normal" hole to hole length was to save me the period of trial and error to get it right. \r\n\r\nSteve


23/02/2014 18:14:52
Steve C
Gareth I would be delighted if I could pick up some genuine bits and pieces .. the new parts I have made so far do the job nicely but also stand out terrible as they are just so new.\r\n\r\nI will drop you an email if thats ok.\r\n\r\nSteve\r\n07860 549939/[email protected]


24/02/2014 23:06:54
Gareth Griffiths
Steve I have a ram and everything from my boat if you want them...


07/03/2014 09:25:07
Edward
"Steve - Mine is telescopic and made of two lengths of stainless steel tube, one sleeved in to the other and joined with a pin so you can adjust it to suit different mast positions at the outset and then fine tune it with the under deck lever. I will try and remember to measure it when I get home tonight.  Cant you put the mast up and measure the distance to get the length you need."


09/04/2014 05:09:17
Steve C
Im in the process of refurbishing 3326 (its a NSM1). and being on a tight budget Im going to make my own mast ram out of some Aluminium tubing I have in the shed .. But can anyone tell me the length of the standard ram and especially the distance between the pins.

Thanks

Steve C

09/04/2014 07:18:12
Chris M
I don't think the proper ram with the correct ends is actually that expensive. Is it the old holt lever strut?

10/04/2014 02:00:11
Steve C
A telescopic ram sounds a great idea I wonder if I can find a piece of bar that will fit inside my tube. !!! .. what I have done so far is to put the mast up and make a template out of wood with an old broom handle. With the ram set vertical it is around 63cm end to end but as the mast is far more likely to need leaning back than pulling forward I thought I might make mine slightly longer at 65cm .. then can always cut it down if it proves to be a bit long. Asking for the "normal" hole to hole length was to save me the period of trial and error to get it right. 

Steve

10/04/2014 02:08:21
Dave C
I was just thinking that lowers might be easier to fit - if you have a few blocks and some dyneema...

10/04/2014 08:32:16
Edward
Steve - Mine is telescopic and made of two lengths of stainless steel tube, one sleeved in to the other and joined with a pin so you can adjust it to suit different mast positions at the outset and then fine tune it with the under deck lever. I will try and remember to measure it when I get home tonight.  Cant you put the mast up and measure the distance to get the length you need.

10/04/2014 14:01:08
Dave C
I was just thinking that lowers might be easier to fit - if you have a few blocks and some dyneema...


11/04/2014 07:19:20
Gareth Griffiths
Steve I have a ram and everything from my boat if you want them...

12/04/2014 10:24:02
Steve C
Gareth I would be delighted if I could pick up some genuine bits and pieces .. the new parts I have made so far do the job nicely but also stand out terrible as they are just so new.

I will drop you an email if thats ok.

Steve
07860 549939/[email protected]

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