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Need help in I.D.-ing a mast - Super Sunfish, Force 5 etc?

Alan S. Glos

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I just acquired two sections (upper and middle) of a round three piece mast, photos attached. I am guessing it is probably a Super Sunfish or maybe a Minifish 2 mast minus the bottom section. Possibly as Force 5.

The top section measures 5'2" lenfth overall and 1 3/4" outside diameter.

The longer middle section measures 7' 10" length overall and 2 1/4" outside diameter.

Assembled top and middle measure 12' 3" length overall.

Excellent condition. No kinks, bends or dings. Black anodized finish with plastic sleeve fittings.

What have I got? If there are any Super Sunfish or Minifish 2 or Force 5 readers out there who could measure their upper and middle sections and let me know, I would be most appreciative. These sections will be for sale when I confirm what I have. Thanks!

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

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sailcraftri

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I have a Force 5 mast and will send you the measurements of each piece when I get home from work. Looks like the upper two pieces of a F5 mast.
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
While we are investigating, what mast do I have? No length, as I'm away from its location, but as I recall, it was too short by Sunfish measure(s).

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bhm

Member
Speaking of which, a month or so ago you had another similar set of three mystery spars listed on Craig's List. Did those sell, or did the listing just expire?
 

bhm

Member
bhm,

Wrong guy. I did not have any spars for sale on CraigsList.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
Sorry, my mistake. CL ads don't name names; I just figured that there can't be two different people in Cazenovia both selling random sailboat spars. Evidently I was wrong!
 

bhm

Member
I just acquired two sections (upper and middle) of a round three piece mast, photos attached. I am guessing it is probably a Super Sunfish or maybe a Minifish 2 mast minus the bottom section. Possibly as Force 5.

The top section measures 5'2" lenfth overall and 1 3/4" outside diameter.

The longer middle section measures 7' 10" length overall and 2 1/4" outside diameter.

Assembled top and middle measure 12' 3" length overall.

Excellent condition. No kinks, bends or dings. Black anodized finish with plastic sleeve fittings.

What have I got? If there are any Super Sunfish or Minifish 2 or Force 5 readers out there who could measure their upper and middle sections and let me know, I would be most appreciative. These sections will be for sale when I confirm what I have. Thanks!

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
Is there a price on the pair now, just as DIY parts of unknown origin?
 

Alan S. Glos

Well-Known Member
bhm,

I would like to find out for sure what I have before I sell them so as not to disappoint a buyer. I should know soon.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

Alan S. Glos

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bhm,

I was able to confirm that these are Force 5 upper and middle mast sections. New from the Force 5 builder, Weeks Boat Yard, they cost $92 and $135, $227 total. What would offer for both? If you are in Ithaca, NY I might even deliver them as I visit my son there regularly. I also know where to locate a matching bottom section. You can e-mail me directly at: aglos@colgate.edu.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

bhm

Member
Sold! Or perhaps I should say, "Bought!" Thanks Alan, for your very useful advice regarding how to adapt this for my Minifish.
 
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