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Nordica/Danica 16 mast

Hello all
i just purchased an 80s danica 16
Basically a full keel slightly longer BC made version on a Nordica with a taller cabin, and higher combings
i just did some repair work inside and got it all skookum
it seems the mast and boom were replaced at some point, though the sales are original (i believe)
I can't find specs for mast diameter and length anywhere, even on the nordica website
i'd really like to know the actual dimensions of a stock mast and boom to see if it the one i have is appropriate

Also The boom has rather mickey mouse end fitings on it right now and the mast bottom is just bare (No bottom!)
If there's any other Danica owners out there pictures of the mast step, gooseneck and mast and boom ends would be greatly appreciated, i have access to aluminum welding facilities so i'm going to make the proper mast and boom end fittings myself

Anyway let me know...these are cool salty little boats that seem really well made
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thanks
i've been trying to join that group but yahoo , despite my already having a google account won't let me, In fact i've tried several times
Bunch of ^$#^$%#* Yahoos!!!
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any other nordica/danica owners out there with a tape measure and or a camera??
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There's a Nordica a few slips over from me, I'll try to get a couple of pics, and perhaps pop in a tape measure near the base.

As to the mast bottom being open, I don't think there's supposed to be anything blanking off the bottom of it. The mast on my Catalina 22 is "bare" as well.
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wow!
Thanks a lot
I'd really appreciate that.
I might put a base on it anyway as it wouldn't be too much work
It's definitely not the original mast though it could be the same dimensions
Hope to get her in the water next week...wheeee
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You don't want to cap the base of the mast - the water that gets in has to be able to run out.
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Hi Brian well
I don't think it would be a watertight cap, more of a solid base, all the boats I've had so far FJ, Mutineer, Crown 18(litte cal 20) have all had some sort of fitting on the bottom of the mast
In the latter 2 a built in plate with a hinge type arrangement for stepping the mast (THe FJ was a drop in but it had a fitting too)
I've never actually seen an open ended bare pipe bottom to a mast before
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Here's a couple of pictures from a friend's Nordica 16. I can't say if everything is factory, but I'm guessing that there haven't been many changes since new.








If you need any others, just let me know and I'll see what I can do.
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Thanks a lot for the fine photos!
gives me an idea of the mast diameter as well
Any chance of asking nyour friend the actual length of his mast?
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I could get an exact length, but it would have to wait until we drop it this fall.
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