Need replacement mast for a 26s

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spoot
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Need replacement mast for a 26s

Post by spoot » Mon May 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Well, as all things that can go wrong eventually do, i now have a much shorter mast then was intended for the Macgregor 26s. Snapped it at the hounds to be specific, lol. What is everyone's advice for a replacement? Bite the bullet and have BWY ship a new one all the way out to Florida? Any worthwhile upgrades or mods i should consider while rebuilding the spars and rigging?

Thanks in advance everyone!

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topcat0399
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Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

Post by topcat0399 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 am

Don't think you are bound to an original Mac mast because you are not.

I lost my mast and replaced it with a mast from a much bigger boat.
Its quite a bit heavier but it works just fine.

The new mast only need be similiar size to work. I did have to modify the tabernacle a little.
I found mine on Craigs List for $80.00

ymmv

spoot
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Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

Post by spoot » Mon May 20, 2019 3:37 pm

Thank you for the input, I have definitely considered this option.

Been looking around on craigslist myself for one that might do the trick, that right price/size is hard to come by. Next stop is the boat yards. lol

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Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

Post by topcat0399 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:49 am

You're welcome.

And welcome to the boards - I like sausage and pepperoni with lots of onions please.

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Seapup
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Re: Need replacement mast for a 26s

Post by Seapup » Tue May 21, 2019 3:29 pm

Not sure if the search still works, but I replaced my X mast which is the same as the S with one from a nacra5.2 beach catamaran, it was almost the same. A few have used beach cat masts since they seem to be the easiest to find and closest in size. Used they usually go for around $200.

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