F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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weirdofreedom
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F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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Been looking at a boat locally to purchase (‘84 F32). It’s supposed to have the L bracket to fix the base to the hull to keep it from moving at the step however this mast is missing the bracket. This model boat doesn’t have a they boat for the top hat with slot design that I’ve seen mention and I do see two vertical holes at the base of the mast. I just can’t seem to find where the other leg of the L bracket bolts down to the hull. Does anyone have a picture?

I’d also appreciate dimensions of the bracket and material recommendation so I can see what it would take to get one made. Thanks!

Tmack
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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I will get you a picture of that today.

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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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Here you go. This is just under 7 inches long and 1 inch wide.

I need to get new bolts to go through it. The bolts that were in it were about 90% corroded through. Previous owner said the mast hadn't been pulled in many years.
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weirdofreedom
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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Thanks! Is that just a single bolt attaching to the base? Not much of a foot on that at all is there. Does that sit flush parallel to the hat? Looks like it’s on a vertical angle.

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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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...and is that on the port or starboard side of the mast?

Tmack
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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Starboard.

Grimsby_Alan
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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My boat does not have a “L” bracket. There are two bolt holes in the top hat and there are two matching holes through the base of the mast. Hope this helps. Sadly i don’t have a side view photo of the holes and currently we’re not allowed in the boat yard due to the quarantine.
1984 F32 Hoyt hull #41
Port Dalhousie, Ontario

Grimsby_Alan
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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This is from overhead with the bow at bottom of pic. The two lines show where the bolt holes are located.
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1984 F32 Hoyt hull #41
Port Dalhousie, Ontario

weirdofreedom
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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I found out this particular boat has the "L" bracket which appears to be missing so that's something I'll have to get fabricated. Anyone know what the bolt size/grade/pitch is to thread into the mast?

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Grimsby_Alan
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Re: F32: Looking for a picture of the “L” bracket on mast base

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Next time I’m at the boat i will check for size and thread count.
1984 F32 Hoyt hull #41
Port Dalhousie, Ontario

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