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sra1895
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Initially Posted - 05/19/2017 :  10:45:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Big straight line winds in OKC on Tuesday night brought down a friend's mast. Anyone near the great state of Oklahoma have an extra mast and tabernacle for a Catalina 25 SR SK ?? Thanks

Steve

michael.j.wenger
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Response Posted - 05/19/2017 :  11:37:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have this person contact Bill Rains,on Lake Hefner in OKC. Bill has spares for almost everything and is fantastic to work with. His website is

http://www.sailorbrains.com/

Michael Wenger
Norman OK (Lake Thunderbird)
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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 05/19/2017 :  11:45:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
have a tabernacle that i got off this site. you can have for shipping if u need.

Todd Lewis
ARWEN 84 TR/SK C25 #4031
Eowyn 87 TR/WK C25 #5656
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hewebb
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Response Posted - 05/23/2017 :  03:03:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sent you an e-mail

1988 WK/SR w/inboard diesel Joe Pool Lake



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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/23/2017 :  20:51:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... that's why I took down my mast to replace the 12 yo rigging. I completely replaced all the rigging this weekend. Now all I need is a dry sunny afternoon to raise the mast again. A big wind should not be able to take down the main element of a wind-powered machine.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT
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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 05/24/2017 :  03:50:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Voyager

. A big wind should not be able to take down the main element of a wind-powered machine.


Ive always wondered about that myself. I guess something windblown like plywood could hit the mast and bend it. I wonder if that is what happens when sailboats at dock lose their naked spars in big winds.

Todd Lewis
ARWEN 84 TR/SK C25 #4031
Eowyn 87 TR/WK C25 #5656
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 05/24/2017 :  06:57:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dasreboot

Ive always wondered about that myself. I guess something windblown like plywood could hit the mast and bend it. I wonder if that is what happens when sailboats at dock lose their naked spars in big winds.

Sometimes it's rigs getting tangled or catching a piling as boats are rolling in the waves coming through the marina. Things could get dicey in the boat club where Passage lived when a storm tide sent waves across the adjoining parking lot.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/24/2017 :  17:30:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's for sure Dave. When I was on the slip in the Housatonic a few years back we had a wicked nor'easter that heeled Passage so far over that the stern pulpit caught on the dock edge and bent it beyond repair. Never saw that one coming!
Thank God a fellow forum member had a replacement for sale. Schtufff happens in bad weather that you often cannot predict or prepare for. Snagging your rig in the neighbor's is another.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT
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sra1895
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Response Posted - 05/25/2017 :  05:38:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe our spars sparred. Our slips are very close together with no finger piers for separation. I looked at the weather history for that night and there were 80 MPH gusts from the perfect, or not so perfect direction.

Steve
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sra1895
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Response Posted - 05/25/2017 :  05:40:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also, I just noticed that I'm listed as a guest when I have been an association member since 1996.

Steve
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 05/25/2017 :  07:00:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...and never posted until this thread? Shame!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 05/25/2017 07:01:36
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 05/28/2017 :  19:16:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, so sorry to hear of the mast loss -- must have been quite a storm. If/when the forecast indicates it is always best to remove sails -- albeit not always possible. I remove my mast every winter to both reduce stress on the poor 37 year old chain plates and standing rigging, and to inspect mast and standing rigging to make sure I see problems before they are problems. That said, every year -- a few times -- a "wind event" that is not forecast occurs and I cross my fingers . . . . .

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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