Splintered

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  1. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    T-terminal plates fitted at the original stay exit points.
  2. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    I had to elongate the original sleeve hole to accommodate the t-terminal plates. As you can see, the sleeve hole was pretty big.Now I wait for rivets and lanacoat from aps. The lower holes is where the original stays exited the mast. I have two more plates so I could fit them there. I wish these t-terminal plates came with an external trim piece. Maybe I can make something up out of thin aluminum.
  3. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Thanks
  4. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    I removed the sleeve. It appears to me that fitting the t-terminal plate where the sleeve was located, or lower, where the stays exited the mast, will both fit the rules. It will be easier to install the plates where the sleeve was located and I’ve already figured out a procedure for that. Fitting the plates lower where the stays exited the mast would be a bit more problematic. I’ve already briefly gotten my fingers caught in there once. Walking down to the emergency room with a proctor mast over my shoulder would no doubt get me front page billing on SA. I also have 2 tangs. I could locate them where the stays exited the mast and use the t-terminals at the sleeve location for the trap wires. I could also also put both the stays and the trap wires at the same t-terminal where the sleeve was and fill the holes where the stays exited with rivets. Will any stainless pop rivit do? The rivets at aps seem basic enough, I’m just wondering if a can use something sourced locally. Hopefully more pictures shortly. Again, thanks for all your help.
  5. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    This old magic box is working pretty rough. Maybe some wd-40 will get it going again. I’m not sure a new one would mount in the same fashion. I’m guessing it could be mounted anywhere in the boat, not necessarily on the mast.
  6. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Is this some sort of jib tensioning device?
  7. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    I’ve purchesed 4 t-ball plates. I’m not sure if I’ll attach the shrouds and trap wires to the same ones or not. We’ll see how it goes. In the mean time, who can identify this gizmo? It’s at the base of the mast, aft.
  8. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    That’s me! The boats in the garage. The temp hasn’t been above 20f in like 3 months. I brought the spars down into the basement where it’s like 50f. Even though it seems silly to be putting all this work into old spars, it’s really all I can do until it warms up. I’m having fun with it. I had actually briefly considered building wood spars, but thought better of it.
  9. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Here’s the rest of the project. This picture is a bit out of date. I’ve since painted the hull and installed some hardware.
  10. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Drill, file, riveting and tapping—yes. Lathe and Bridgeport I might need some help.
  11. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Thanks for the support. I know rehabbing an old mast seems crazy. I priced new spars. Rigging and sails and came up with 5000 bucks—I figure I can do this for 5 or 6 hundred.
  12. Splintered

    Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Thanks for the response and giving me some options. I have ordered vectran halyards. The mast head is off the mast. It is tiny, I’m not sure I can do much from that end.
  13. I have an old proctor mast from the 1970s. The stays seem to be in pretty good shape. The trapeze wires are a bit frayed and need to be changed. The stays and trapeze are looped around the same tube which is slide through the mast and the ends are peened over. My my question is: how do you replace the stays or trapeze wires? I’m thinking drill out the tube and replace with a through bolt? Any other suggestions? in this picture you can see the tube just above the mast line. The stay and trapeze enter the mast below and the tube passes through loops in the ends.