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Old 05-07-2010, 12:08   #1
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Mast 'Gomerhidget' ?

Folks,

Can someone please identify this mystery gadget on the mast, just above the sail cover.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:13   #2
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Those are protective brackets for steaming/deck lights that keep the head sail from catching on them.

They are usually mounted higher up the mast and have a light fixture inside them.

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:24   #3
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Can't be that, my steaming light is MUCH higher up, at the first spreader.

Anyway, these things are HUGE compared to what they would need to be for that task.

I keep thinking they are some kind of attachment for the spinnaker pole but can't figure out the mechanics. I do have a spinnaker pole but no (other) place to attache it.
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Combination Spinnaker/Whisker Pole attachment and Drink Holder?
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Old 05-07-2010, 13:03   #5
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Well Gord, if its got you stumped I don't feel so bad. I just wrote the builder to see if he recalls.
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I'm with Gord, it looks like it used to be used to either support some poles or was a bracket for something that has been removed... But, let us know as my curiosity is now peeked!!
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It doubles as a pony keg holder?




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When you find out what it is I'd like to know.
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Old 05-07-2010, 15:45   #9
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Awww, come on guys, don't let me down, some expert here MUST know!

Or at least come up with a credible lie.
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So a pony keg holder could be legitimate? How very cool.
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Video camera brackets. Or an antenna to revieve deep space signals speculating on the brackets of the next years NCAA basketball games. I'm thnking brackets and basketball.
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Old 05-07-2010, 15:57   #12
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Sheesh. How about a place to put the remains of midget pirates? Or just pirate heads? It could hold two or three. Like they used to do on the Thames?

At least that would be useful.
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Combination Spinnaker/Whisker Pole attachment and Drink Holder?
I think Gord is on the right track where the PO wanted to store more than one pole off the deck and that was the large holder plus attachment point.

Would not have been a practical solution.

Is there any other unknown fitting at the base of the mast??
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Old 05-07-2010, 18:54   #15
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No, that was sorta my first thought. The pole is a mite too long even fully collapsed to fit into this gizmo and stand upright. I forget what got in the way but there was something. A couple of inches too long. And it is a damn awkward fit at best. However I don't see any other fitting for the pole. When I found the boat the pole was laying on the ground beside her, along with the staysail boom.

There is another fitting on the deck in line with the staysail fitting. It is just a piece of steel on end with a clevis hole. That seems to be where I put the blocks for the staysail boom. But not sure why there would be two unless the original staysail block arrangement was a little different from now.
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