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  1. #1
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    Default Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Last year, we bought a 1989 Westerly Falcon 35.

    We're currently having a very lazy couple of weeks pottering round our home waters.

    Yesrerday, whilst hauling the main up by hand, the plastic mast gate broke (it's obviously become brittle over the years).

    I've tried three possible sources for a replacement, but it seems to be no longer available (I've contacted: Evolution Rigging at Levington, Allspars at Hamble and Trafalgar Yacht Services at Fareham).

    If anyone knows any possible sources, I'd be most grateful (before looking for a plan B).

    I think it's an Isomat mast, but there's no identifying plate.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Can you post a photo of the broken item?

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    Default Re: Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Anything here https://www.shapeways.com/marketplac...ct&q=mastgates

    Rigrite seem to ali versions for Isomat masts.

    Have you asked Dave Nicholls (DRS Rigging) 07796 032564 I bet he's got a big box of bits.
    Last edited by MoodySabre; 14-08-18 at 16:09.
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    Default Re: Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    Anything here https://www.shapeways.com/marketplac...ct&q=mastgates

    Rigrite seem to ali versions for Isomat masts.

    Have you asked Dave Nicholls (DRS Rigging) 07796 032564 I bet he's got a big box of bits.
    Thanks .... Some possible leads there.

    And, here's a pic:
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    Default Re: Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Quote Originally Posted by NealB View Post
    Thanks .... Some possible leads there.

    And, here's a pic:
    Do you have the broken mast gate? If it is a simple shape I could copy the shape and then print it on my 3D printer. A few more photos would be helpful!
    TudorSailor

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    Default Re: Ideas for supplier of plastic mast gate, please

    Quote Originally Posted by tudorsailor View Post
    Do you have the broken mast gate? If it is a simple shape I could copy the shape and then print it on my 3D printer. A few more photos would be helpful!
    TudorSailor
    TudorSailor that is a kind offer indeed, thank you.

    I've currently got the broken one in a clamp (rather forlornly trying to superglue it).

    I'll send you a pm.

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