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Hi -- I'd like to introduce myself to the list. After a huge amount of help from people on the owner's list (in particular Russ W), I recently bought a 1982 Newport 41 Mk II ("North Star"), which I'm planning to keep at Emeryville, CA.
I've recently had my mast pulled in order to replace the rigging.
I'm going to install a new VHF antenna (the existing one is falling apart), masthead light (flooded), tricolor and anchor lights (none installed), replace the aft-facing masthead sheaves (could run smoother) and remove the signet wind sensors (these look pretty solid but I'm not getting a signal to the display and the wiring probably should be replaced anyway).
Does anyone know how wiring is generally secured at the exits at the top of the mast? It doesn't looks sensible to run cable directly from the devices (VHF and lights) into the mast (because of chaffing at the mast exit and because the weight of the cable is likely put strain on the device). Is there some sort of bung/plug/clamp that can hold everything in place at the mast exit to provide mechanical strength and to prevent wear? This would be for both the VHF coaxial cable and triplex needed to power for the anchor/tricolor, and duplex to the masthead/steaming light.
For the top sheaves, I'm thinking about the Garhauer's 40-MH. I think the inner diameter looks smaller than my existing pin though. How do you fit the pin size to the inner sheave diameter?
And, one last thing, some of the the existing items looked like they're screwed into the mast (wind instruments and the plate securing the pin for the sheaves). I'm guessing (but can't be sure until I remove the sheaves) that because of the poor access that there isn't a nut securing these screws on the inside of the mast. Is this likely? (Nylock screws?)