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Old 02-03-2013, 08:16   #16
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Re: Moonbird Demasted - 122 ft mega yacht looses mast.

Maybe that's the dock at Oyster Pond?



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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30   #17
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I was thinking the same thing, although I vaguely remember a 45' boat with a CF mast as a $60K option. A 60 foot boat would probably be around $100K.
first trick is to find an "autoclave oven" that is 42meters long to build a mast of those dimentions.

next is to find a team of epoxy fabricators who can do the work,and specialsts don't work for boatyard wages.

then build your moulds.

cant see much change from $1.5 mil,then you gotta transport it or get the boat to it
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Re: Moonbird Demasted - 122 ft mega yacht looses mast.

Heck, $50K might get you the engineer's failure analysis report on what went wrong, why it went wrong, what to do different this time, and convincing both the owner and the insurance company that it's not going to happen again.

Then there's any lost charter fees on top of that, she lists at 75,000 Euro/week. Think how long the $500/month crowd could work with that.
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Re: Moonbird Demasted - 122 ft mega yacht looses mast.

Hmm. For that kinda dough; I'd use aluminum, paint it black and hope the Charters didn't notice the difference.
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Re: Moonbird Demasted - 122 ft mega yacht looses mast.

A black topside must be painfully hot in the tropics. I'm sure it makes the boat look slimmer and more fashionable.
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first trick is to find an "autoclave oven" that is 42meters long to build a mast of those dimentions.

next is to find a team of epoxy fabricators who can do the work,and specialsts don't work for boatyard wages.

then build your moulds.

cant see much change from $1.5 mil,then you gotta transport it or get the boat to it

Sticks generally aren't moulded. Autoclaving often happens in a custom bag, have done whole hulls that way using a massive diesel fired auditorium heater system. But you sure are right about the expense anyway. It's such a tricky project that it almost always gets subbed out to specialists. We use Offshore Spars. Their list of completed projects has a couple of boats I've done on it.

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Hmm. For that kinda dough; I'd use aluminum, paint it black and hope the Charters didn't notice the difference.
a custom ally mast is going to cost just as much and probably be 200kg heavier
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Sticks generally aren't moulded. Autoclaving often happens in a custom bag, have done whole hulls that way using a massive diesel fired auditorium heater system. But you sure are right about the expense anyway. It's such a tricky project that it almost always gets subbed out to specialists. We use Offshore Spars. Their list of completed projects has a couple of boats I've done on it.

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looks like the biggest mast those guys have built is half that size,gets expensive when they screw it up the first time as well.

pendennis shipyard where i am have an oven that big,but they stopped building masts after a few expensive failures
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Hmm. For that kinda dough; I'd use aluminum, paint it black and hope the Charters didn't notice the difference.
LOL - or use this stuff - getcarbonfiber.com
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here i have my ORIGINAL 1976 wood masts still intact and without any rot, and his new carbon fiber doesnt make it very long--i think i like my rough formosa better.....
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Re: Moonbird Demasted - 122 ft mega yacht looses mast.

She was refitted in Pendennis, mast is by southern spars, same as Salperton who was dismasted 2011, and more recently Liara, who we saw dismasted in the recent carribean 600.
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I don't recognize that footbridge - where is she? I'm on island and would like to see that sight!
I think it is the Marigot Bay in St Lucia
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I don't recognize that footbridge - where is she? I'm on island and would like to see that sight!
That bridge is on the south side of Marigot Bay, close to the Hurricane Hole bar . Most of the mega-yachts dock close to there.

(we were at Marigot Bay last year. Land-based, not cruising, alas, but we can highly recommend the Inn on the Bay)
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$500 a month cruisers who let their rigging maintenance go for too long. . .
Did Bumfuzzles trade up?
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he could covert to gaff rig with the stump he has left............

I'll help him rig it for drinks....!
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