Sourcing a tapered aluminium pole in UK

  • 27 Aug 2014 19:35
    Reply # 3087651 on 3055881

     

    Hi,

    Ive been talking to ALC today. Im wanting a mast for a 25/26ft boat (which I havent bought yet!!)

    Here are some vital statistics on whats available:

    Bottom Top  Wall Mass/kg
    diam diam 
    177 76 4 45
    199 90 3.5 46
    202 90 5 65


    The wall thicknesses are at the base and get thicker towards the top (by about 1mm). The masses are my calculation.

    Ive used Arne's mast scantlings formulae to try to choose which I should go for: the 202mm seems over kill and there's not much in it by weight for the other two but the 177 is cheaper. 199 is stringer but not much (10% vs 177)

    Would anyone care to crunch some numbers?

    I should say I would like to by a CO26 but I think I'll do more sailing in a bilge keeled sadler 25. Clearly the CO26 has the greater righting moment but the extra beam of the sadler evens things out a bit....I would greatly value your advice!


    Best regards
    Martin


     

  • 11 Aug 2014 03:57
    Reply # 3070280 on 3057125
    Jerry Stebbing wrote:I think my Rustler will look very well with her new junk rig. She's a pretty boat to start with and I've stripped almost everything off her deck which emphasizes her lines and gives her a Jester-like simplicity very much in contrast to the vessels that surround her in the boatyard with their radar gantries, wind generator masts and assorted add-ons.
    I couldn't agree more.  My Fantail looked so much better once I had taken all the gubbins off the deck and several people have commented on how clear the decks look.  They are always slightly surprised when I point out how much clutter the rigging and Bermudian hardware produced!
  • 10 Aug 2014 18:48
    Reply # 3070063 on 3055881

    For the record, others wishing to source masts will find it useful to look in Junk Info > Useful Links > Sails, Masts and Gear, where we log every useful link you send us.

  • 10 Aug 2014 16:47
    Reply # 3070017 on 3055881

    Peter, my initial enquiry was answered by Michelle Thomas. However she was very busy at the time tendering for a large contract and passed me onto Hannah Tomlins who subsequently handled the order, payment and delivery.

    Jerry.

  • 09 Aug 2014 11:51
    Reply # 3069319 on 3055881

    Ash

    Many thanks

    Peter 

  • 09 Aug 2014 10:04
    Reply # 3069311 on 3055881
    Deleted user

    Hi Peter,

    I can assist you with that.

    This is the reply i received from ALC.

    Cheers 

    Ash

    ........................................................


    Hi Ash

     

    Please find attached drawing of the column we supplied Roger  May 2012.  If there is anything else you require please do not hesitate to contact me.

     

    Regards

     

     

    Michelle Thomas

    Senior Sales Administrator

    Croeserw Ind. Est. Eastern Avenue,

    Port Talbot, SA13 3PB

    Tel:        01639 852 815

    Mobile:  07800916702
    Fax:       01639 852263

    http://www.aluminium-lighting.com

    http://youtu.be/EReVDdzUbiE New!!!

     

    Last modified: 09 Aug 2014 10:05 | Deleted user
  • 08 Aug 2014 01:11
    Reply # 3067014 on 3055881

    Jerry

    Do you have a contact name at ALC.  I spent some time trying to make progress with them earlier in the year... but to no avail.

    Peter 

  • 30 Jul 2014 14:13
    Reply # 3057125 on 3055881

    Annie, I did manage to build and install the partners whilst waiting for the pole to arrive. The sail will hopefully be this winter's project. I'm about to make a start on the mast step but still need to settle on the best way to design it. I think my Rustler will look very well with her new junk rig. She's a pretty boat to start with and I've stripped almost everything off her deck which emphasizes her lines and gives her a Jester-like simplicity very much in contrast to the vessels that surround her in the boatyard with their radar gantries, wind generator masts and assorted add-ons.

    Mark, I didn't even bother trying to sell the bermudan rig mast section as it was made of GRP rather than aluminium and despite it having stood the test of time I guessed its value would be nil. I cut it up and used much of it to modify the boat's sternpost and make thick edge cappings for the new rudder I've built so it did come in useful. The rigging wire ended up in the skip but the rigging screws, winches, blocks, Furlex reefing gear and the sails all sold on ebay very quickly. I can't remember the exact figure but it went a good way towards paying for my new mast.

    Jerry


  • 30 Jul 2014 09:59
    Reply # 3057051 on 3055881
    Jerry,

    look forward to hearing your progress.  I am in Edinburgh, so could come over for the day sometime if there is anything you need help with.

    As I may / hope to be going down the same route soon: Did you have difficulty selling the BM rig?  What condition?  And dare I ask what ££.

    cheers

    Mark


  • 29 Jul 2014 00:28
    Reply # 3056183 on 3055881
    Good for you, Jerry.  Sounds like your perseverance has paid off.  Not a bad price, either.  Irritating about the lead time, but you can make the mast step, partners and sail while you're waiting :-).  Best of luck with the conversion - I bet she'll look very pretty.
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