Mistral Superlight

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SaltyK957
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Mistral Superlight

Post by SaltyK957 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:52 am

My mistral superlight is finally coming together now I have managed to acquire a large regatta centreboard (only took 2 years to find one !) but I still need an original mast foot...anyone know of one loitering around in old sheds or the bottom of your kit bag....I don’t need the UJ or mast cup but just the insert to the plug....the same was used on the Bermuda so hoping that at least one has survived...
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Salty

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by wully » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:26 pm

I had to resort to making one from bits from a new washing machine transport locking fastening for the drum...swappped out the mild steel bits for stainless yottie bits from the local chandlery..

Took a little grinding to get a decent fit but it works OK. Above deck is a standard tendon joint with North pin.

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by K-215 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:01 am

https://isthmussailboards.com/base-parts.html

Is it the part described here as "superlight mastfoot stud" ?

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by wully » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:49 pm

Heres a couple of pictures of my home made Superlight mast foot..

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The white plactic part is from the locking bolts of a new washing machine that was slightly oversized. The Dremel made short work of that problem.. I got some stainless steel nyloc nuts, washers and a bolt from the yacht centre here and spaced everything out so the locking pins from the board would engage under the large washer. It's a pretty tight fit and needs a good tug to get it out but it was cheap and it works..

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by Lostboy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 am

Would it pull out when railriding? That's a real no no!!

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by wully » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:11 pm

No, sorry, I made a typo - the curly ‘U’ shape locking pin in the board locates above the large washer so it can’t pull out without taking the deck with it!

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Re: Mistral Superlight

Post by Lostboy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:10 am

That's what I thought but was just checking.

I had an old Comp Light which had the original "sprung" inserts - which got sloppy with time and I had to stop everoling it - and a Superlight with the push pin. I eventually pulled the whole insert out and Gerry Anderson had to replace it for me!

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