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05-05-2013 04:39 AM
Re: Lost rig New Mast/new boat?

There is a mast for a Citation 34 in Ct. you could get for probably $500, with the standing rigging included. Captain Cook boat recycling. Captain A.J. Cook Shipping, well that's a whole new problem.
04-11-2013 10:20 AM
Re: Lost rig New Mast/new boat?

Originally Posted by AjariBonten View Post
Bottom line is: If you like your boat, and were not considering replacing it before the loss of the mast; then you should fix it.
I agree with AjariBonten, besides any boat you purchase is likely to need upgrade/repairs not discovered until after you sail her for a time. Maintaining and upgrading my 40 year old Irwin 32 is always a financial dilemma until I calculate the cost of replacing her with anything I like as well or better. But I have to admit, I am besotted with my boat and can hardly call myself objective or even rational!
Best of luck in your decision making,
04-10-2013 07:40 PM
Re: Lost rig New Mast/new boat?

04-10-2013 04:10 PM
Re: Lost rig New Mast/new boat?

I snapped my old spruce boom sailing an awesome wing on wing late last summer. I have been searching for a used 14' boom since September without a lot of luck here in the NorthWest (Portland OR.). I know there should be a ton of salvage yards and consignments but I keep hitting dead ends. Looking for a straight forward extruded aluminum boom. Most used ones above 12'6" begin to included all types of internal "stuff" bells and whistles and the price used exceeds a new one from Dwyer. I would take any suggestions on Salvage yards you may have.
03-09-2008 09:30 PM
HatterasJack Denise is right on the money!! I know of many mast's around that would be a great upgrade to your old Irwin two part mast! Try Certified Sales Inc - liquidation sales they handle many salvage jobs. Jack
03-07-2008 02:47 PM
bob chaisson If you want the security of a new rig, but the savings of used equipment, call around to your local riggers. They often acquire used equipment. If you contract them to rerig the boat, they will inspect the rig before installing it. If it is up to you to locate the mast, if you ask, they will probably be willing to check it out before you buy it. No decent rigger is going to want to install a questionable rig. We have a rigger here in RI that gets decent equipment from scrapped boats all the time.
11-26-2007 07:51 PM
billangiep lastconch, Dons Marine Salvage is in St. Pete. They always have a few masts/booms and such. A friend of mine has a mast off a 33 Morgan I'm sure he'd let go very cheap. It has a splice just above the spreaders that needs repaired otherwise it's in very good shape.( Location, Hudson FL.)
11-26-2007 07:30 PM
hellosailor "All that aside who would buy a boat without sails or mast?"
I know someone who did. Bought a derelict from a yard and got the rest together and still made out OK on the whole deal--but he's got great luck with such things, and found a mast and boom that were "close enough" to the original to work.
In Florida, I'd call Sailorman and if they can't get a replacement rig--ask them about other breakers' yards and places to try calling. Locally--because shipping can be a huge expense.
11-26-2007 02:42 PM
salvage yards

Originally Posted by danjarch View Post
I don't have any of the web sites saved. There is a big salvage yard over in St Pete, and a smaller one in Daytona, plus one up in St Augustine I've gone to once or twice. If you can't find them on the web, try yellow . If they don't do sales online. They'll take order over the phone. I would also recomend looking up salvage yards in Mississippi and Louisiana. There was alot of wrecked boats going on Ebay after Katrina. There's probably more that have been dragged out of the swamps by now.
thanks danjarch will do .it seems extremly hard to find a wholsale parts place that deals in salvage over the internet.
looks like the best way is to contact the yards thru the yellow pages .
11-26-2007 12:30 AM
camaraderie I would contact Gene Gammon at
to see if he might have any leads on used masts/sails that might be suitable.
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