If I began at the beginning...
I have been considering taking the mast
from an islander 32 and moving it to a wayfarer 33, flush deck
is 44' aluminum
with a custom pin joint at the base (tabernackle?), allowing it to be lowered and raised to pass under bridges. This pin is set in a three foot aluminum
hinge/bar that is bolted to the deck
.There is a roller furling
main and jib
, and several other sails
for this rig, which is why I am even considering this as economically pheasable.
Im thinking 8k in the sails
and a few in the rigging
, should be easy to swap the rigs, as they are basically the same boat.... well we'll see.
There are two problems that will require some engineering consideration...
1. Will the geometry of the chainplate installation
be the same?
There should be a small difference in the length of the standing rigging due to a difference in deck design (flush vs standard). I have not been able to find much information on the 33 flush deck design, but bulkhead design seems very similar to the 32.
2. The flush deck design on the 33 is not completely flush, there is a three or four inch drop in the deck above the v-birth. One inch behind this drop is where the mast rests. This step would prevent easy installation
of the aluminum hinge, or maybe make installation of this rig impossible?
Is it possible to build a compression
post the same hight of the drop?
I am worried the deck wasnt designed to withstand that much force.
I will update with photos soon, thanks for taking the time to read/reply!
- The Solar