We managed to break our IYE gooseneck yesterday (missing what looked like a fantastic Warsash Spring Series Race).
It is the fitting that pin’s into the boom and mast. The mast and Boom are fine.
Does anyone know where I may be able to get hold of one?
we renewed ours this year as we did not like the idea of the pin as our goose neck was begining to open through stress,
all we did was replace it with a 10mm stainless steel bolt with two washers and a captured nut on the end,
you will also find that steve goacher does the same
was that to connect an IYE boom to a Proctor mast?
if so I’m having a few problems visualising the solution you suggest…
The part that we broke was a casting that fitted between the boom (with a horizontal pin) and to the mast (with a vertical bolt).
We struggled with the same problem for 2 years, until the mast finally broke at the forestay attatchment point and had to be replaced anyway.
In hindsight we should have sourced a new, alternative, casting that could be riveted on thereby avoiding 2 years of temporary fixes.
The boom fitting could have been modified to suit the IYE boom, we had to modify the fitting on our current Proctor mast to suit the IYE boom and it works fine.
You could most probably get a rivet on casting (fitting ) frol Seldon.
We got a local (Essex) nautical metal bashing company to fabricate a new boom end fitting from stainless steel. They designed it themselves from the broken bits we gave them and when they’d finished, it looked like a work of art and was probably the strongest fitting on the boat.