posted 03 June 2000 10:26 PM
We are having a problem with the goosneck mounting to the mast on Asterix. The stainless steel,groved, fitting that locates into the two matching groves on the mast will no longer stay in place. This is due to the grove on the mast having splayed out and cracking one side at the base of the slot.
We have attempted reinforcing the grove on the mast but this did not work after the first good blow.
It seems to me that the only solution is to secure a new gooseneck assembly to the mast, doing away with the existing arrangement.
The name plate on the mast is hard to read, I think the mast is made by “International ——?”
Does anyone recognise this mast type ?.
Has anyone had a similar problem and what did they do to get over it?.
Can anyone suggest a suitable mast fitting?.
09 June 2000 04:49 PM
The mast type sounds like the old oringinal IYE mast (I have no idea what this means). They are more flexible than Proctor’s masts. Hence most of the fleet have swapped onto Proctor’s. Take a leaf out of Team Eric’s book and break this mast! A cheaper alternative is to replace this old style of gooseneck and rivet on the current style.
Hope this helps.
09 June 2000 05:12 PM
IYE = INTERNATIONAL YACHTING EQUIPMENT, NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE, OR EVEN IF THEY STILL EXIST, BUT I HOPE ITS A START
18 June 2000 02:16 PM
I have never managed to source a new gooseneck for my iye mast, the one i have got at the moment works alright it just looks realy dodgy.I have acouple of spare dinghy ones but they dont fit properly and i will only use them in an emergency.
P.S. iye are now out of buisines, there masts where known to break but the later models where modified the masts tend to crack from the hole in the front of the mast which the forestay comes out of, if the hole in your mast has rounded corners you are alright if it has square corners this is where cracks can start so a doubler might have to be fited.
rumor has it they are a better mast than the proctor becauce they are not as stiff
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