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  1. 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.
  2. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Is this some sort of jib tensioning device?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 This picture is a bit out of date.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.
  6. Old fireball proctor mast trapeze issue.

    Drill, file, riveting and tapping—yes. Lathe and Bridgeport I might need some help.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Fireball build

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  11. Fireball build

    All decked out. . . I added some deck area aft of the mast carlin to accommodate the jib sheet tracks
  12. Butt Pucker

    They don't, and it isn't. There's a ditch hatch.
  13. Can you recommend a Hand held anemometer

    Thank you everyone. . .