The old mast extrusion has an unusual profile. The extrusion
has a sail track for the bolt rope or sliders that sticks out
"proud" from the rest of the mast.
The shape of the sail track extrusion makes it nearly impossible
to find a gooseneck that will work on it.
(Click on image to see the complete design specification
for the C27 OEM mast)
The Solution: Custom Boat Jewelry by Jerry
Jerry made a gorgeous hunk of "Boat Jewelry"
for our new boat. It's all polished stainless steel and custom
brass tapped screws. Jerry milled and tapped and modified the
new gooseneck in mysterious ways fit it to the adaptor.
According to Jerry, the track in the mast will break before the
gooseneck ever does!
Without Jerry's talents as a precision machinist,
we couldn't have fitted the new gooseneck (and the new boom) to
the old OEM mast.
Thanks again, Jerry! You're a real sweetheart
of a guy!
Jerry knows sailboats