Re: Pram mast

Posted by Terry Mcadams on Sep 7, 2004

This one has me thinking back to my boyhood sailing Barnegat Bay sneakboxes on, of all places, Barnegat Bay, NJ. The cedar boats were so old that the stubby masts for the sprit rigs always had a lot of play where the mast entered the deck. My Dad taught me to use oak wedges to secure the mast from knocking, as well as to keep it in the boat during my more-frequent-than-I'd-like-to-admit capsizes. He said using oak was important, rather that the easier to find cedar, as the cedar could swell more and make the mast difficult to unstep.


In Response to: Pram mast by Danny on Sep 3, 2004