See attached pictures for the PVC pipes running in the mast.
I took this picture from a Mahé mast lying on the quay in La Rochelle when we did a test sail with Fountaine Pajot
, begin of March 2008.
There are 2 PVC pipes at what I think is the front of the mast.
These PVC pipes are cut along it's length. These are shifted over a T part sticking out of the profile of the mast. The PVC pipes are a few meters long, so they shift a number of them up the mast.
On one picture I might see a 3rd PVC at the rear.
In one of the PVC pipes you see:
- Thin black cable for wind
- 5 mm white cable for VHF
- 2 pilot lines. One goes to the top of the mast, one to the radar antenna
hole. At the end there should be a kind of plastic ball.
In the other PVC pipe you see:
- One 3-lead cable for the masttop light
- One 30lead cable for the steam / deck
- Another one I do not know.
I suggest you stick a light bulb on a wire inside the mast from the anchor hatch
, and just look, or take a picture through the mastfoot.
I mounted a radar reflector (Trilens) on the mast. I do not remember whether I worried about drilling, and consulted these pictures or asked Fountaine Pajot
. I mounted the Trilens on the FP pontoon in the old fishing
harbour. The holes were more to the side than the PVC pipes.
There is one thing I do not understand well. One PVC pipe is at the rear of the mast, it seems. But the mast is bent backwards quite a lot. As a consequence, the halyards for main, genoa
are all touching the back of the mast. So the trick with light and a camera
is a good idea.
I will also attach a picture of the masttop of that mast.