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Mast Cars

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Mast Cars

 

Forespar’s line of aluminum and stainless steel mast cars are designed to work with Forespar’s Ultra Series and aluminum piston, piston with trigger and socket style end fittings. All 1-1/4” mast cars are made from solid cast stainless steel and precision machined inserts and toggle/knuckles assemblies when applicable.

 

The RC-125 “ring” style car is solid cast stainless steel and the ring is sized to fit our Ultra UXP (piston) and UTR (trigger) style mast cars. Note that ring cars cannot be used for vertical pole storage.

 

The FC-125 heavy duty mast car features an articulating “flange” that allows full freedom of movement of the pole end fitting without binding. The flange acts like a gooseneck and provides strength and safety for rigorous offshore use. This car will allow vertical pole storage on any pole up to 4.5” in diameter. The flange only is available separately and can be used on Selden #511 & 553 mast cars with no modification needed.

 

T-125-S toggle cars feature solid cast S/S cars with our popular toggle/knuckle connection for use with TS & UTS style socket ends. These cars are also good for vertical pole storage on pole up to 4.35” in diameter. The toggle/knuckle assembly (male pin) is available separately for use on other brand mast cars (Harken, Antal and others) when Forespar socket ends are used with other brands of mast systems components.

 

The larger 1.5” mast cars have aluminum base cars machined from solid stock and use the same toggle/knuckle assemblies as the 1-1/4” cars.

 

All Forespar cars use UHMW inserts for smooth movement on the T-track and no metal to metal galling. All cars require an up-haul/down-haul rig (heel lift system) to control their movement vertically on the track.

Fresh Water Rinse

"MAST CAR & PAD EYE RING DIAMETER

Many masts on boats built through the 70's and early 80""s came with mast pad eyes or ring cars for attachment on the spinnaker pole. These were fixed eyes or sliding cars with relatively small ring diameters. Some were as small as 1.000"" I.D.

Forespar® ""ULTRA"" series end fittings (both the UXP and UTR style) require a minimum of 1.500"" I.D. rings for proper function. If the ends are used on rings less then 1.500"" I.D. the jaws (""beak"") can bind-up in the rings and with the leverage of an 8' pole, (or longer!) the ends will fail.

This is not the fault of the end fittings. A proper sized ring will avoid this and allow the ends to freely move under spinnaker pole compression loads as needed. Forespar® offers S/S mast pad eyes (PE-3-SF & PE-3-SC) and sliding ring cars (RC-125) with 1.625"" I.D. rings for use with our end fittings.

Lesser diameter rings should be changed-out to avoid potential failure to ends due to insufficient clearance.

Forespar® will not warrant ends that fail due to improperlysized rings on the mast "



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