Lost my mast last Sunday...

  • July 25, 2012 8:57 AM
    Message # 1019337
    Deleted user
       We were out for a leisurely Sunday cruise and out of nowhere got hit by 50- 70k winds, had only the jib out, got knocked down and heard the most sickening crack and tear I've ever heard in my life. The tabernacle broke in 3 places, and the mast broke just below where the lower shrouds attach. It was very scary, I had to go in and cut the mast wires so we could try to get the pieces up on deck. We made it back to the dock by ourselves, but I still feel like I've been run over by a truck...

       Many lessons learned by me that day, but no one got seriously hurt... So I'm looking for a good used mast for a Westsail 32, wish me luck!
    Last modified: July 25, 2012 9:03 AM | Deleted user
  • July 25, 2012 9:18 AM
    Reply # 1019356 on 1019337
    Fred, very sorry to hear this! Did one of the shrouds let go first?
  • July 25, 2012 9:27 AM
    Reply # 1019360 on 1019337
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    Most likely, Gary, but I still have some damage to access, It was like everything cut loose at once, was hard to see exactly what happened thru the wind and sideways rain, we got knocked down, water coming in over the gunwales!
  • July 25, 2012 9:45 AM
    Reply # 1019370 on 1019337
    I bought a new mast for my boat in 2008.. cost was around 6.5k. This was from Lefiell, they have the W32 mast plans

    Last modified: July 25, 2012 11:53 AM | Anonymous member
  • July 25, 2012 3:28 PM
    Reply # 1019618 on 1019337
    Deleted user
    Thanks for the info, Gary, very much appreciated!
  • August 11, 2012 8:48 PM
    Reply # 1044663 on 1019337
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    I have a new Superspar mast (minus the spreaders), boom, tabernacle, and staysail boom that I would like to sell.  I'm asking $4000.00 for everything.  If interested  I can send pictures. Russ Wells  mwellsrltr@comcast.net

  • September 06, 2012 8:48 PM
    Reply # 1066387 on 1019337
    Hi Fred,
    Sorry to hear about the incident,....glad no one was hurt......that is every sailors nightmare.
    I am converting my Westsail to a Junk Rig...so I have everything you may need: mast , Boom , Rigging , Norsman fittings  , Staysail boom , Tons of sails...the works. 

    Give a call if you like and we can chat about it.
    323 450 5433

  • September 06, 2012 8:49 PM
    Reply # 1066388 on 1019337
    oh yes...and I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • September 06, 2012 8:53 PM
    Reply # 1066392 on 1019337
    Jonny, any chance you have a staysail and approximately 300 sq foot yankee for sale?
  • September 06, 2012 9:05 PM
    Reply # 1066398 on 1019337
    Hi Gary,
    I just put the listing up a few minutes ago......and I would  like to see if someone may need the whole Enchilada before I start selling off bits. I will keep you posted.
    thank you.
    Last modified: September 06, 2012 9:06 PM | Anonymous
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