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7/1/2019 at 10:28:03 PM GMT
Posts: 16
Mast Hoop Rigging

I received my boat with the sail removed.  The mast hoops look different than the ones I have seen as well.   As a result, I am not quite sure how things are supposed to go together.  I believe that I may be missing some shackles or lines.  It was my hope that some of you with the same type of boat could post a few photos of yours so that I can compare to mine. 

My boat is a 1985 Marshall Sanderling.

Please post your mast hoop photos if you have them.  Thanks in advance!



7/1/2019 at 11:15:49 PM GMT
Posts: 5
I will post some photos of my Sanderling the next time I'm on the boat but basically each hoop is attached to the U-shaped end of a small shackle with a seizing of sail twine. The clevis pin of the shackle is then attached to the appropriate grommet on the luff of the sail. Hope this helps.


7/2/2019 at 6:19:14 PM GMT
Posts: 16
Your description already helps quite a bit. Photos would still be appreciated if you have them. Thanks!


7/2/2019 at 11:20:42 PM GMT
Posts: 54
Mast Hoops

Attached is photo oof friends hoop. Older boats used a bronze bow shackle , newer ones use stainless steel. I used tarred synthetic  cod line for my lashing, other us heavy waxed serving thread.

About 8 turns through shackle  and hoop, then about 4 turns at 90 degrees to those between shackle and hoop, finish with square knot or surgions  knot.


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