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Mk1 mast foot position
Date Posted: 17 May 04 09:42
I am trying to set up a Mk1 Lark that I have acquired No 834.
Can anyone tell me what the mast foot to bulkhead measurement should be
Author: Neil

Message ID: 78

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Mk1 mast foot position
Date Posted: 18 May 04 10:35
I'm not sure about the foot, but with no rig tension the mast is nearly outside of the deck mast gate. With the rig tension on (so that the mast bends) the mast should be half in the gate - the widest point of the mast is about in line with the edge of the foredeck. Consequently you will need to fit something to extend the mastgate backwards to support the mast sideways, aluminium angle is quite a good 'quick fix' for this.
 
Author: Chris

Reply ID: 192

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Mk1 mast foot position
Date Posted: 20 May 04 12:24
Chris is quite right you definately need to extend the mast gate, as I tried to get away without doing so and consequently ended up with a bent mast.! 
Author: john

Reply ID: 199

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Mk1 mast foot position
Date Posted: 21 May 04 08:15
Thanks for your advice. I shall have a play over the weekend and see what I can come up with

Neil 
Author: Neil

Reply ID: 203

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Mk1 mast foot position
Date Posted: 22 May 04 08:06
Neil we should try comparing boats for that sort of thing

I've gust realised we are both at Haversham and I was looking at your cascade kicker about 3 hours ago

John Clinch

Lark 1955 
Author: John Clinch

Reply ID: 205

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