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Hi

Me 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, thickness 4mm.
Downside is we have to buy 12 of them so we where hope to find other builders/owners who wants aluminium masts too.
Price is approx £250/each if we can find buyers for all, if not maybe we could split the cost.
We will need 2 masts ourselves.

We are planning for delivery spring 2020.

If there is any interest please get in touch.

Best regards
Krister and Phil

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I would like to replace my wooden mast on Moku. Is the order still going ahead or have I missed it? Dave

Hi Dave

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. KR Andrew

Am I too late to join this?

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 bigger Tiki, these might do the job. Thicker than Wharram calls for but probably still lighter than a wood mast.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/grq/d/unused-aluminum-tubing-40-...

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 only by jointing two tubes for each mast. The joints are impressive, I don't fear any loss of strength there and not much extra weight.

I don't see a problem with this, they certainly haven't been a problem for me. I have two 5" dia masts on my Tiki 31. The mainmast is about 10" taller than the design length so that I can see forward under the mainsail.

The materials for two wooden masts would have cost me more than the price of the alloy masts, and they are lighter than wood. I also have made dyneema rigging for all shrouds but the forestay and have had no problems with stretching (buy the best).

Hi all,

A bit of delay due to work and covid taking over our lifes...

I've just ordered masts so if anybody is interested we will have a few extra to sell due to minimum order.

Specs:
Grade 6082
Lenght 10 meters in one lenght
Diameter 140mm
Wall thickness 4mm

They will be in Newhaven, East Sussex and available from first half of March 2022.

Price per lenght incl VAT is £450.
(Price higher than first quote but this is with added vat, delivery and increased metal prices)

Any interest let me know

Have a good day and happy sailing/
Krister
Hi Kristen, I might be interested. Planning on starting a Tiki 38 build in a year or so, so don't need them for a couple of years yet, but it might make sense for me to buy them from you this year whilst you have them.
Hi Eamon,

It makes sense because it's not that easy to source this, that's why we having it specially made and had to buy 10 of them.
And the price is good I think.

Have a good evening/
Krister
I've sent you an email Eamon with my details and we'll keep jn touch.

Cheers/Krister

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