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    AlistairM is offline Registered User
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    I may be able to come in possession of a wayfarer hull. Do I need a specific wayfarer mast and boom or can I make sure of the dimensions and get "something similar" at possibly less of a cost.

    It looks as though I could get a small enterprise or something similar for the same price as the spars and rigging for this, does this seem unreasonable or am I missing something.

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    It's a long since I sailed either wayfairers or enterprises.

    But my guess the enterprise rig would be too small for the wayfairer.

    The wayfairer is a good all round boat, would be shame to sail it half cocked so to speak.

    The enterprise is smaller and a lot lighter. I would have thought you could find the proper kit second hand somewhere.

    Good luck
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    Default Wayfarer woes

    Depends whether you intend to race - if so then you'll need the authentic Wayfarer rigging. Even if you don't want to race then a standard Wayferer would be more readily resaleable. I recently sold a 1973 Mk.1 Wayferer and had lots of enquiries - there seems to be plenty of demand for these boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlistairM View Post
    I may be able to come in possession of a wayfarer hull. Do I need a specific wayfarer mast and boom or can I make sure of the dimensions and get "something similar" at possibly less of a cost.

    It looks as though I could get a small enterprise or something similar for the same price as the spars and rigging for this, does this seem unreasonable or am I missing something.

    Thanks
    What are you intending to do?

    If single-handing or cruising, a smaller rig would be the way to go.
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    for the first time in over thirty years, I am without a sailing dinghy, having recently sold my lovely racing wayfarer.

    I'd certainly go for a proper WF mast and boom as they will give you all the power you need, plus the sailing balance.

    Try the owners group
    http://www.wayfarer.org.uk/index.php...ger&Itemid=110

    there are usually bits available.

    Also eBay
    http://sports.shop.ebay.co.uk/items/...913Q2ec0Q2em24
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    The Wayfarer mast sits low down (could say keel stepped) with a tabernacle type arrangement. A Enterprise mast is deck stepped. The boom would be nearly at deck level and the shoulds about 12inches to long.

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    Default There are oodles of ex-dinghy sailing school dead Wayfarers lying around

    Go get/pick up the Proctor mast, spreaders and original type boom* from any of the ex sailing school scrapyards for nothing.

    *Roller main reefing??? You can adapt the original boom easily for slab reefing so as to avoid the rolling boom (vang) strap.

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    Where are you going to sail? Though a fine boat, a Wayfarer is a heavy lump to drag up the slipway. The Enterprise is easy by comparison. As mentioned, the rigs are not interchangeable.
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    I will be keeping it at the local sailing club to get used to it and lots of practice, but later on I was planning on towing it to various costal launch site along the south wales coast (Cardiff Bay principally).

    *"Go get/pick up the Proctor mast, spreaders and original type boom* from any of the ex sailing school scrapyards for nothing.

    *Roller main reefing??? You can adapt the original boom easily for slab reefing so as to avoid the rolling boom (vang) strap. "*

    Where would these said scrap yards be??

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    Default google "wayfarer mast" "proctor" or whatever

    you can even look it all up on Ebay ....

    Buddy, we've answered your questions and pointed you in various directions: YOU have to get off your butt and go find ..... Sorry. But that's the way the cookie crumbles.

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