Mast Cars

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.

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"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 "



320 331000 CAR RC-125 RING CAR $133.45 RING STYLE MAST CAR - RC 125

The ring and body of this unusually strong car is investment cast of 17-4 heat treated stainless steel to provide a superior product. Compatible with our "UXP" and "UTR" pole end fittings. Ring I.D. is 1.625".

 

The RC-125 is for 1.250" T-track and has a screw lock-pin, our special UHMW polyethylene slides inserts and provisions for up and down shackles.

 

RC-125 car is NOT recommended for use with poles that are to be stored vertically up the mast.

 

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321 331013 RUNNERS/MAST CAR (ALL) (PAIR) $23.95 TOGGLE CARS 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" (FOR OFFSHORE POLES)
322 332002 CAR FC-125 $440.95 HEAVY DUTY CAR - FC-125

These spinnaker cars are designed for the yachtsman who wants a safe, effective means of pole attachment for less than the price of the pin type car. The heavy duty FC-125 spinnaker car allows both vertical and horizontal movement while eliminating undesirable twisting motion of the spinnaker pole. The car slide is high strength, hard anodized aluminum alloy. The pole acceptance jaw is stainless steel.

 

Fits all standard 1-1/4" x 3/16" flat stainless or aluminum T-track. Recommended for "UTR" and "UXP" type spinnaker pole ends.

 

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SKU: 300050

CHOCK SC 200

SKU: 300070

CHOCK MPC 200

323 332003 FLANGE FC ASSEMBLED $136.95 HEAVY DUTY CAR - FC-125
324 332004 FC FLANGE FOR SELDEN 511 & 533 CARS $145.45 HEAVY DUTY CAR - FC-125
328 333004 CAR T-125 $680.00 TOGGLE CARS 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" (FOR OFFSHORE POLES)

This car slide is offered both in stainless steel and hard coat anodized extruded aluminum. The toggle-pin is stainless steel in each case. Toggle assemblies available seperately see replacement parts page. Our strong 1.500" toggle spinnaker car is for boats approx. 50' to 70' LOA. Fits the standard Schaefer 41-12 1.500" track. Low friction movement due to UHMW inserts.

 

FOR POLES WITH OUR TS & UTS END FITTINGS, AND USING A FORESPAR® T-125-S CAR, 5" IS SUBTRACTED WHEN GIVEN A "J" DIMENSION TO ESTABLISH POLE LENGTH.

 

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To allow vertical storage on the mast of larger poles up to 6" diameter, specify our long toggle option. Our standard toggle works with poles to 4.500" diameter.

 

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SKU: 300002

CHOCK DC-2

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SKU: 335100

CAR VPC-125 (250)

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SKU: 309028

TS-300-EF W/O TRIP

329 333010 TS TOGGLE ASSY. $296.95 TOGGLE CARS 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" (FOR OFFSHORE POLES)
330 333020 CUSTOM LONG TOGGLE ASSEMBLY $368.95 TOGGLE CARS 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" (FOR OFFSHORE POLES)
332 334100 CAR AT-150 $1,162.00 TOGGLE CARS 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" (FOR OFFSHORE POLES)
333 335100 CAR VPC-125 (250) $169.45 VERTICAL POLE STORAGE CAR

Available in four sizes; this mast fitting can be rigged with our FC-125 and T-125 mast cars.

 

This mast fitting is a simple solution to vertical pole storage problems. The VPC-125 retains the upper end of the stowed pole on the mast centerline. The chock slides on the track and elimates rattle, vibration and binding of the pole end. All four cars fit 1.250" T-Track.

 

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SKU: 333004

CAR T-125

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SKU: 334100

CAR AT-150

334 335101 CAR VPC-125 (300) $173.95 VERTICAL POLE STORAGE CAR
335 335102 CAR VPC-125 (350) $182.95 VERTICAL POLE STORAGE CAR
336 335103 CAR VPC-125 (400) $314.95 VERTICAL POLE STORAGE CAR
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