HiMe and a friend are building two Tiki 30 and are about to order aluminium masts.We've found a mill here in the UK who can make them in one piece of aluminium(6082).Length 9 meters, diameter 140mm,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian R Oct 1.
"Ref extrusion stock lengths. With the current stock problems due to Covid etc I guess it will be even harder to get extra long lengths now.
In any event when I was looking for a mast supplier I found one who was happy to make them to my design, but…"
"Just came across this in my local Craigslist. Not sure where they are located as it looks like a nationwide ad from a surplus place but these are pretty cheap and for anyone in the USA who's looking for a mast or for front/rear beams for a…"
I'm not sure. Happy to try with you to purchase 2 masts (or any more if others are interested) but I need to call suppliers as they all seem limited to 6m which cannot be the case as these tubes must be extruded in a continuous length.…"
"Wish you guys were buying the sticks nearer to me. I'm in Hawaii so not an option.
Currently replacing about 1m on the head of my wood mast, on a tiki 30. Would so love to go Alu.
Curious how you will set up the mast heads on your new…"
It's still an option.
We haven't ordered the masts yet and will wait a couple of weeks just to see how the corona will effect things here.
I'll send you an email with my details.
We also have a WhatsApp group for those…"
"The supplier just confirmed that we can get the masts in 10 meters if we want.
Gerhard, I've sent you an email with my contact details.
Bart, if you want we can keep in touch on email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We might actually change all lengths to 10 meters and then its up to each buyer to cut to their own wishes.
That should mean we will have to buy 11 masts but price would go up slightly(£10 or so).
Thanks for your reply.
The weight is approx 40kg.
The masts will be delivered from the mill to Newhaven(next to Brighton), we're thinking of March next year(lead time is 2 weeks).
We are happy to help on our side to pack it and make…"