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Offline Monona

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PVC for the mast
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:14:26 PM »
Hello all,

I see in pictures that some appear to carry their mast in a PVC pipe.  This seems like a great idea to me.  Since I don't have my boat yet, can anyone tell me what diameter pipe you used and if the boom fits in there also?

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Offline Salty19

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Re: PVC for the mast
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 08:36:17 PM »
Hi Monona,

Welcome to the site.  I can't say I've seen anyone carry a mast in a PVC pipe, but have seen folks carry the boom there (in general, not a legacy which I've never eyes upon). 

With that said, doesn't the legacy have the boom tender system as standard?  I believe the mast, sail and boom would stay attached always with the exception of taking the sail off once in a while to clean, travel long distances, mend, etc.  A crutch would be used aft to hold the affair up.  At least that is my understanding of the system and the benefit is you just untie it from the crutch, clear the lines and shrouds, then raise the mast without much fuss.  I well could be wrong here, so let another actual legacy owner guide you the right direction.

With that said, I don't see a reason to hold the mast in a PVC pipe. It would seriously complicate rigging IMO.

Sounds like you're ordering a new one. Very cool..enjoy her, Com-pacs are really nice little boats.  Just stay away from the 19's or the Eclipse or you'll have the dreaded incurable 3 foot-itus!




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Offline Monona

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Re: PVC for the mast
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 09:15:05 PM »
Thank you so much for the information.  Makes a lot of sense to me.  And I should have been more specific, the boat is new to me.  It is a 2008 Legacy that has only been out on the water about 6 times.  Stored indoors all other times - so it looks really good.  When I went to look at it, I didn't seem to have a crutch.  I'll need to e-mail the current owner to find out. 

Again, thank you for your reply.  Really happy to have found this forum. 

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Re: PVC for the mast
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 09:30:41 PM »
The Legacy doesn't need a crutch to hold the mast. That's what the rear arch is for. And yes, the boom generally stays attached to the mast during transport.

I would think it would take a pretty large diameter PVC pipe to hold the mast with the head and foot hardware.
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Re: PVC for the mast
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 10:28:57 PM »
Kahp, thanks, I forgot about that arch around the aft end.  That will do the trick.
Some padding or carpet to keep scratching down and bungie cord or other wraps would secure it.

Com-pac sure has made their newer boats easy to use.
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Re: PVC for the mast
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 08:36:33 PM »
Thanks all!