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Laser 2 mast

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Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Topic: Laser 2 mast
Posted By: Riv
Subject: Laser 2 mast
Date Posted: 03 Nov 19 at 4:43pm
Our club L2 blew over and mast has cleanly broken just above the shroud bolt.

We can claim on the insurance for it.

Does anyone know who can supply one?


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Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Alpha 220PR



Replies:
Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 03 Nov 19 at 5:14pm
Looks like a Selden/Proctor section to me.

[Later] but after looking at their website, one they don't make any more.


Posted By: Riv
Date Posted: 03 Nov 19 at 8:18pm
might have to sleeve it then

L3000 similar?


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Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Alpha 220PR


Posted By: Old bloke
Date Posted: 04 Nov 19 at 9:28am
Assuming you have a new for old policy with one of the dinghy specialists I would speak to them as for the price of a new mast (if you could find one) you could get another Laser 2 complete with mast


Posted By: Sussex Lad
Date Posted: 04 Nov 19 at 9:49am
The original 2 piece masts are no longer available. Before the class assoc disappeared some com members helped develop a replacement 1 piece mast which should be available. Selden I believe.

Link here to topic on Laser 2 masts:
https://www.laser2sailing.org.uk/node/20" rel="nofollow - https://www.laser2sailing.org.uk/node/20

Edit:
   If you do get a new mast or boat the old mast fittings, particularly the cast pieces and top section will be wanted by somebody I reckon.



Posted By: Riv
Date Posted: 16 Mar 20 at 4:59pm
Update, we found someone local to make a sleeve for the top of the mast to join the broken short top section to the lower part. All went fine, the top mast fitted back in after a bit of filing (this is due to the welding distorting the mast section a little, which was my main worry). I designed it with a slanted end to spread the load over as big an area as possible.

At 160 it was by far the cheapest option, a new mast from Selden was about 800 inc vat and that's just the plain tube, nothing else. I could have got another mast but it would have come with a free boat that I would have had to chop up and sneak into the recycling.

We'll see how it goes this year.

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Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Alpha 220PR


Posted By: Riv
Date Posted: 16 Mar 20 at 5:01pm
Welding's a bit agricultural but looks strong and hopefully no one will be inspecting the top of the mast that much:)

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Mistral Div II prototype board, Original Windsurfer, Alpha 220PR



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