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  1. All good here. Contacted the Blitz folks. Nice people. Contacted Blitz folks. Still folks out saliign the Martin 243 in varied locations - still enjoying the performance and idiosyncrasies. Only place that had/has multiple boats was reported to be Florida.
  2. Hi Peter, The spreader brackets look similar. Pictures are attached. Will get you the pictures you want of the 4' of section later today. Attached are some pictures of the spreader we tok poff. One idea is to reinforce the broken pieces. The other idea is to get someone to build a new spreader bracket. Will look at that today. Third idea (sugggestd) is to do it in carbon. Spoke to Rufus. Showed him pictures of the damage and asked what he would charge for a carbon replacement. His estimate was month(s) possible and a very prohibitive dollar amount. Have not examined the
  3. Thanks, sent a note to Rufus S. Hope he has time for it. I'll keep looking for a "stock" aluminum source. It's summer I am afraid no one has a lot of time right now.
  4. Some of my concerns are that the Melges 24 sockets required a piece of through mast carbon. The Martin 243 uses a pretty narrow mast. Not sure how much cutting it will weaken it. Aside from the cool factor of carbon, the mast has been fine for 22 years. The aluminum failed. We could stand another 22 years without much of an issue. Don't have a feel for how much better/worse/complicated putting a carbon replacement would be. Will ask Rufus on his thoughts.
  5. Does anyone know where to source a mast spreader bracket for a carbon mast? We dodged a bullet racing the Delta Ditch this weekend. We were moving downwind in a race that we reported by some of the competitors to have very high winds (40's??) when the kite halyard pad eye ring pulled out of the pad. We were disappointed but white sailed to the finish. Took the boat home to work on it. While rewrapping the rigging tape we discovered the crack. Not sure where to start looking for spreader brackets. Posted this on the SportBoat Forum. It was mentioned that this may be another source
  6. Any ideas where to source it? It is from a Martin 243. We blew out the masthead kite halyard pad eye half way through the race. Brought it home to repair with a larger pad eye. While refinishing it and recovering/replacing old tape, sharp edges parts with new rigging tape discovered the crack. Now not sure where to source a replacement. If you have any suggestions, it would be appreciated. Attached/below is what is left of the old "stock" pad eye.
  7. I have a 37' double spreader mast that developed a crack this past weekend. Discovered it while replacing the masthead kite halyard pad eye. It is a 9" forward round section with an open 2" flat section where the sail track lives. Attached are some pictures of the crack and more.
  8. Thanks for the information. I left voicemail and have sent an email to them to try and connect. The others aboard were Allie Cribbs, and Jenny Robinson. It is yet unclear who is the owner. It was from 2020 so there's a chance the same owners are still around. Or some of the crew might be able to get in touch with the owner. Wonder why they finished 9th?
  9. Thanks for the information. I left voicemail and have sent an email to them to try and connect. The others aboard were Allie Cribbs, and Jenny Robinson. It is yet unclear who is the owner. It was from 2020 so there's a chance the same owners are still around. Or some of the crew might be able to get in touch with the owner. Wonder why they finished 9th?
  10. Not sure how to contact the owner. The owner turned off comments. Is there another way to contact them aside from leaving a comment in Youtube?
  11. Does anyone have contact information for the Sportboat Martin 243, #8, named "BLitz", ex "cakewalk". I saw it recently on Youtube. Would like to contact the owner please? Want to see what they are doing with their rack apparatus (no tracks).
  12. Does anyone know how to contact the "Blitz" owner(s) in Houston?
  13. Updates: Last known/reported locations and owners: 1 Danger Pony (Boston) , ex three legged pony (Boston), ex Black Shadow (S.F.), Z Kirueshkin, J.Dike, also J. Scur, Whitby YC 2 ?? 49215, Broos locked in BC PHRF site, 2006 TCYC race, English Bay, Vancouver 3 4 All Martin crew -last heard of in Medford,Oregon Race, Don, Heather, Eric, Paul 5 Pigs with no Purpose St. Pete - was Ghost- Marble Head Guildford -former Teesa?? skipper Ian Fraser,in the Medford race, and S. Farthing as P.O., 6 Free Woody-2nd St Pete 2011 sale Bosun's Y Sales 7 8 B
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