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jarcher 04-20-2010 08:50 AM

Mounting a goose neck to a mast
 
A guy from a local machine shop came out to look at my mast to fabricate a bracket we can use to mount the goose neck on it. He wants to use about 10 screws and a backing plate.

On my 30 foot boat, that just seems like massive over kill. Could this be done maybe with 6 screws, 3 on each side, and no backing plate? Or maybe pop rivits?

tommays 04-20-2010 09:13 AM

I favor rivets and FWIW a J24 uses (6) 3/16 SS rivets on each piece to hold the boom and Boomvang hardware on the mast and boom SO i would thing 6 screw are NOT gonna cut it

sailingdog 04-20-2010 12:08 PM

You might want to consider the leverage that the mainsail has over the gooseneck... How long is the boom... what kind of leverage does that give the mainsail...

No, 10 throughbolted machine screws are probably about right and the backing plate is a necessity.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jarcher (Post 594976)
A guy from a local machine shop came out to look at my mast to fabricate a bracket we can use to mount the goose neck on it. He wants to use about 10 screws and a backing plate.

On my 30 foot boat, that just seems like massive over kill. Could this be done maybe with 6 screws, 3 on each side, and no backing plate? Or maybe pop rivits?



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