GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Mast replacement (Speed GP14 14022 Selden mast)

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    • #23210
      paulaston
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      Can anyone advise me where I can get a new mast for my GP please?  Or does anyone have a compatible one for sale please?  Has anyone successfully repaired similar damage?  Thanks. Paul.

    • #23211
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      Paul,

      Unfortunately your photos have not uploaded;  you need to reduce the file size and try again.

      However some general principles may be helpful:

      First,  contact your insurer;   without the photos I know nothing about what the damage is,  or the circumstances,  and likewise I do not know what valuation you have insured for,  but it is worth checking whether you have a valid claim.   If it is accidental damage,  and the replacement cost is within your insured limit,  you probably have.

      Second,  any major dinghy chandler should be able to source a replacement mast for you.

      • Sailboats.co.uk appear to have taken over from the now defunct Speed Sails  –  they describe themselves as a main dealer for Speed Sails,  and a page on National Historic Ships gives an address for Speed Sails which is the same as the address Sailboats.co.uk quote on their website,  although it is not even the same town as the address which they had in their heyday.   They list a number of Selden accessories for the GP14 but not the mast itself;   however don’t assume that the absence of something on their website implies that they cannot source it for you,  and since they are listed on the Selden “find a dealer” map I would expect that they probably can.   It is at least worth asking them..

      Third, the Selden website has a “find a dealer” service here.

      Fourth,   if for whatever reason a brand new mast is not an option,   have a look at the Classifieds on this site.   At the time of writing there is currently one listed.   Remember that a series 1 mast can be converted to series 2 if necessary (but not the other way round,  although for a boat as young as yours the latter will not be an issue);   the series 2 mast is 12 cm shorter,  because of the higher location of the mast step.

      Fifth,  it is worth doing a search on eBay.   There are 6 masts plus a complete boat currently listed here,  although I have not checked any of them out;   some may be a lot older than your mast,  and perhaps less suited to a modern race-spec rig.

      Sixth,  depending on what the damage is,  a repair might perhaps be possible.

      Hope this helps,

       

      Oliver

       

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Oliver Shaw.
    • #23228
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      Paul,

      Was my prompt (and researched) answer to your apparently urgent enquiry of any help to you?

      By now,  my links to masts advertised second-hand must be considered out of date  …    …

       

      Oliver

      • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Oliver Shaw. Reason: Update
    • #23240
      paulaston
      Participant

      Hi Oliver,

      Thank you for your prompt and researched reply – and please accept my apologies for not having replied sooner.

      I was able to read your reply during the week and it was very detailed and helpful indeed, thank you.  I could not reply back to you as I was away travelling with work followed by sailing this weekend (not with my GP!) and I didn’t have my GP14.org log in information with me in order to  post a reply to the forum.

      I have checked my insurance and I have already gone through the links you kindly provided and I have made some enquiries and will make some more early this week so I can get the boat fixed before the season starts, I hope 🤞

      I will reduce the size on the photos and try again.

      thank you again.

      paul.

    • #23241
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      Paul,

      Not to worry about the delay;  explanation accepted,  and I was perhaps a tad hasty.    But perhaps you can understand where I was coming from!

      Regards,

       

      Oliver

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