Older style mast for sale. Currently racing at Sandy. Recently replaced sheaves and cleaned back areas of metal joints and repainted white.
Generally tidy for its age. Missing one spinnaker D-ring, otherwise complete and ready for action. Selling due to upgrade.
Boom also still in service.
Kirby is at it again !!! Is your boat not going as fast as it should? Are you tired of seeing the inside of everyone else’s spinnakers as you follow them down the course? Do you need more time between races to eat and drink while everyone else is still finishing?
Then you should consider a new mast!!! A new mast from the Victorian J Association is guaranteed to generate an extra 3 knots of boat speed and offer an expert opinion on when best to tack for maximum advantage*. We have two for sale, at the bargain price of $4,200 each, and they will be available the week before the Monjon Victorian State Titles^!
It’s a limited edition anodized Sparloft – last of its kind? Comes with an SS mast gooseneck bracket and 5/16 vertical pin, 2 pole Dee’s, a stainless steel Vang fitting and a high load exit box, otherwise known as a topping lift entry box. Wow, if that doesn’t just sell itself!!
If you are interested then please talk to one of the Victorian association committee.
* Outright lie
^ This bit is actually true 🙂
From SG. Now for the really useful extra bit of info. Getting a new mast is a go fast, just ask the Black Prince about the worlds in Sardinia, new sails and masts were the rule.
So getting a new mast is great but here’s the big plus – you’re looking at the cost and thinking, can you afford it? I can’t guarantee a sale of your old one immediately, but it will sell to someone who has a really old mast and wants to upgrade half way – that will get you around $2k – 2.5k (depending on condition) back in your pocket. So think outside the box.
A couple of owners have been asking my about buying used sails:- main, jib and genoas, so if anyone has any sails for sale, please email me the details and I can pass the information on, and hopefully help you make a sale!
Recently Brendan Lee discovered the joys of servicing winches, a good thing to do and I recommend it’s something all owners should do twice a year, doesn’t take a lot of time if you do it regulary. But woe betide anyone that forgets to do this at all. Winches are full of moving parts, hopefully some winch grease and some small but very important springs and palls (those are the things that make the clicking noise when you spin them)
If your winches aren’t making this important sound, or seem to have no noise at all, too much play in the drum or worse still don’t go round very well at all, then you have a problem you need to get on to – immediately.
If you don’t then you’ll have a problem like Brendan just found, some bits not going round at all, one bit stuck inside another so hard that force, freezing and heat wouldn’t budge it. Result – frustration and the need to go and buy a new one at $600+ each.
Lucky for Brendan, he has found another answer and he has had the winch fixed for just $35. Not saying that this is all you have to pay if you have a problem, but the answer for owners of Barlow Barient winches and others is a company in Sydney that we are very happy to promote, THE AUSTRALIAN YACHT WINCH CO, also known as HUTTON WINCHES I believe. Chances are this company will be able to service/fix your winch for a fraction of the cost of buying new winches.
I have bought winch bearings from them previously and they have a very quick and reliable buy and mail out service.
Their full details are:
THE AUSTRALIAN YACHT WINCH (SALES) PTY. LTD.
4 Narang Place
St Marys N.S.W. 2760 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9623 2448
Fax: +61 2 9623 2265
Hi everyone, we have a new page on the site “Mr Fix It”. It will be a page giving tips on how to repair and maintain a J24. If you wish me to discuss any topics please ask and I will post the answers for the benefit of the whole group.