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11-06-2013 02:56 PM
lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Finally got the info on the boom furling...

John Mast's Hi-Lo

The John Mast (JM) Hi-Low Reefer is imported from Denmark by Lars Pedersen of Bente Trading Company, Mercer Island, WA. Pedersen has long been a boom-furling zealot; he worked with the Danish mastmaker to develop the system. Over 1,500 boom-furlers have been sold in Europe since 1990.

Opinions?
10-24-2013 12:49 PM
JonEisberg
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post

One other comment.. that cockpit arrangement (maximizing aft cabin volume) provides zero back rest support for anyone seated in the cockpit.. This can be problematic for cruising, and for some peoples' 'feeling of security' on deck. Our boat is similar, but not quite as extreme, but you still feel more like you're 'on' the boat instead of 'in' it.
The cockpit isn't quite all that, here's a better pic...





Still, not the sort of cockpit you can really stretch out in, which would be a major downside, for me... Better than the one I saw in Florida, however, which featured the classic "Widow Maker" high bridgedeck, which I feel is an absolutely terrible idea on a 35-footer, the 'walk-thru- arrangement on the first boat is far superior, and so much safer...


10-24-2013 12:38 PM
JonEisberg
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

That boat has been for sale for a LOOOONG time... I've always been intrigued by the Maestro 35, and I first had a look at her - just from the dock - when I was out in Santa Barbara for my nephew's college graduation, which was about 6 years ago...

Finally got to go aboard one 2 winters ago down in Marathon (the one on Yachtworld, located up on Lake Ontario)... Sweet boat, but I found it VERY tight below (I'm 6' 5", so I notice that sort of thing pretty quickly :-)), seemed a classic example of just trying to squeeze too much accommodation into too small a package... Storage space - especially for deck gear and other stuff for extended cruising, appeared to be pretty minimal, which is typical on boats under 40' or so with an aft stateroom...

But, depending on your intended use for the boat, she could still be a great choice, obviously a high-quality build, and I would guess a very sweet-sailing boat...

Good luck...
10-23-2013 10:34 PM
tdw
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Yep, sure does look like in boom and not as some idiot, cough splutter, first surmised around boom.
10-23-2013 07:36 PM
jimrafford
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Still hard to be sure w/ the sail cover on. The mast track, stops and rigid vang are what I have. The outboard boomend turning block for the furling line isn't identical to mine but similar.
Jim
10-23-2013 05:29 PM
Faster
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

I downsized that overly large image for you...

Looks like an in-boom furler.. maybe the trim stripes will confirm the maker for you.

One other comment.. that cockpit arrangement (maximizing aft cabin volume) provides zero back rest support for anyone seated in the cockpit.. This can be problematic for cruising, and for some peoples' 'feeling of security' on deck. Our boat is similar, but not quite as extreme, but you still feel more like you're 'on' the boat instead of 'in' it.

In this case you don't even have a cabin back to lean against, you'd definitely need a set of those folding, self supporting seats!

Looks in pretty good shape, though..
10-23-2013 05:09 PM
lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

10-23-2013 05:09 PM
lawsonmitchell
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Here is a little better picture?
10-22-2013 07:52 PM
tdw
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

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My 70's reefing system doesn't involve any aspect of the gooseneck. The boom doesn't rotate freely, but only with the application of a crank handle to move a pinion gear that rotates the boom and the mainsail then wraps around the outside of the boom. As I said, I don't use this system and I don't favor the resulting sail shape. If the 90's version topic of this post is an inside the boom furling, it's a far different mechanism and likely a great improvement.

Aha ... mine was obviously more of an old clunker than yours. Presuming it went onto the boat when she was built then it was more 60s than 70s. Had no ratchet or gears. From memory cos I only used the accursed thing on a couple of occasions before I rid myself of it, it spun freely. The gooseneck fitting itself was showing signs of wear and tear so I simply took the opportunity to replace it.
10-22-2013 09:01 AM
CaptainForce
Re: 1990s boom furling mains

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............. I installed a completely new boom - mast fitting...............
My 70's reefing system doesn't involve any aspect of the gooseneck. The boom doesn't rotate freely, but only with the application of a crank handle to move a pinion gear that rotates the boom and the mainsail then wraps around the outside of the boom. As I said, I don't use this system and I don't favor the resulting sail shape. If the 90's version topic of this post is an inside the boom furling, it's a far different mechanism and likely a great improvement.
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