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natey 08-14-2014 05:37 PM

american fiberglass t42
I just got a free t42 by American fiberglass, i am brand new to sailing and i would like to fix up this boat, however it has no mast, boom or sail and i cant find any info about what size they are. Please help.
Thanks ,Nate

TQA 08-14-2014 10:00 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42

If you get that ready to sail you will have spent three to ten times what it is worth. Three times and maybe a year running around for used. Ten if you buy new.

So give it away.

Check on Craigslist for something like this. Chrysler 22, sailboat

A weeks hard work plus two visits to Home Depot and you will be sailing.

natey 08-15-2014 08:46 AM

Re: american fiberglass t42
It doesn't need that much work just some repair on some hatches, like hinges, already has a good trailer, all i really need is a sail.
Thanks, Nate

TQA 08-15-2014 05:40 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42
Well if you go ahead with it then contact these guys for mast and rigging.

Make sure you factor in carriage charges on the mast. Where I am they are 2 to 3 times the cost of the mast.

Lee Sails can do new sails at a reasonable price. Lee Sails: Sailmaker to the world.

But I would buy that Chrysler, rent a pressure washer then maybe a buffer for the hull. A pint of epoxy to put everything back inside and I will be sailing next weekend with very little stress.

natey 08-16-2014 09:26 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42
I know you are trying to help, however I AM KEEPING THIS BOAT, and i would like to fix it up this thread is just because i need help on sail size mast size and boom size, I DON'T WANT ADVICE ON GETTING RIDE OF MY BOAT I WANT TO KEEP IT.
thanks, Nate

deniseO30 08-17-2014 09:31 AM

Re: american fiberglass t42
This is all I've found on this boat Natey.
T for Two Micro-Tonner T42 by American Fiberglass - ShortyPen Sailboat Guide

If you aren't going to be talked out of it, start a photo journal showing your progress. You will get lots of help. (good bad and the ugly)

Seems like a reasonable size first boat. Finding a mast rigging and sails will be a challenge. Someone like Bob Perry (one of our famous boat design pros here) could maybe help you figure out the measurements and sizes you need to find, build, or buy.

This can help you understand what why and how to rig a small boat.
Rigging Small Sailboats - Title page

You can find lots of sailing stuff on craigslist and ebay if you have the time to search. Finding out the actual measurements for yourr T42 mast and boom

Where are you located? That can help you find help!

It had a "camper" top

boatpoker 08-17-2014 09:49 AM

Re: american fiberglass t42
Once you get the size figured out, grab your tape measure and start visiting marinas. Thousands of marinas around North America have thousands of abandoned masts.
I know of about 50 abandoned masts within a few miles of my place.

natey 08-17-2014 12:12 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42
First i am located in woodstock,ct, and thanks deniseO30 all the help, i did find out that the mast is 19' tall but that is all i know , i will check out those websites that you posted.
Thanks, Nate

TQA 08-17-2014 01:29 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42
OK OK we get the message.

If you find a used rig try and get the wire rigging AND THE TURNBUCKLES. It is unlikely that the wires [stays ] will be the right length but wire is cheap turnbuckles are not.

Making new wire rigging stays is a DIY job with talurit swages. The tool you need is $25 on ebay or you can rent the pro type.. Start with the longest first. That way if you screw up you already have one end done for a shorter one. Use I used to fly hang gliders and made my own for those. two swages each end was the recommendation. DIY Thimble and Ferrule Swaging - YouTube

CreekerSailor 08-11-2018 02:37 PM

Re: american fiberglass t42
Did you ever get this boat sailing?

I have one in Stony Creek, Branford CT that you could see, measure, take pictures, documentation, get help. Gary

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