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Old 12-18-2009
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j24 ID --- What is this?

Under the floor in the v-berth, I located this wooden item. I appreciate it looks like something for the mast, however, it has seen better days.

As this is my first boat, and I have not seen the boat with the mast up, I can speculate that this has something to do with where the mast fits into the keel, flooring inside the cabin or decking above.

Can anyone throw me a bone as to what this piece is called and where I can buy another one?

Apologies for the first blurry picture. I am not much of a photographer, and apparently not much of a sailor either.

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Looks to me like a piece cut to fit the deck partners... where the mast goes through the deck, installed from inside with the 'flange' side down. It would take the place of wedges often used here to locate the mast within the partners.

If the narrower parts match the deck cutout that should be it.
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Its the mast blocks as said

It will work BUT currently they move the mast as far back as it will go so i use the shape of the forward one and use a shim kit to hold it in place

North Sails One Design

The guide will give you a better idea about the setup
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There's a company called JCD Custom Race Parts that makes mast blocks out of high density polyethelene (HDPE). They're a little pricey but will last. As an alternative, it's pretty easy to make your own.

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Is it just me or does the flange (wider) side look weathered?
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Jay - you're correct the flange side goes up - i.e. the blocks are inserted outside and the flange catches the deck surrounding the partners.
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