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    Posted: 09 Dec 2011 at 7:32pm
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Can anybody inform me of the height of the mast gaiter? I have purchased a co32 with the mast removed
and the last owner fitted a new gaiter to the mast, but its not one of GR. It looks good but it is 6" long so will need to be cut to size?. As you can imagine getting it right before stepping the mast would be to my advantage.
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I intend to be on Muscadet this weekend and will have a look at the gaiter - mast is still up.
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Seems about right from memory.  There's a lot of movement around the mast 'hole',  so the gaiter has to give a lot.

I've an older canvas one and I'm sure it's at least 6" deep.  The new rubber ones appear to be a bit better,  but I'll defer to someone with real experience.

As an aside,  my gaiter has a velcro strip that enables it to be fitted with the mast up.  Mind you,  it's also got lots of silicone gunge around the top to seal it too!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 7:24pm
I am not sure about Glens movement around the mast gaiter. Normally the mast should be chocked with hard rubber pads which do not allow very much movement. I forgot to look at the gaiter on Muscadet the other day - I got so cold my brain must have been frozen!
6 inches or 150 mm would seem to be OK but I guess its not really critical.
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We've had one of JR's custom made gaiters for 3 years. It doesn't need any sealant and it hasn't leaked at all. It was a mast out job to fit it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2011 at 6:44pm
Thank you, think I will go for the JR gaiter and keep this one for next time
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