so we finally have removed mizzen for repairing or replacement. there is a wood mast rebuilder here, so we will try that. i love my thai cedar masts.. this rebuilder has thai cedar, hard to find in mexico.
as for the condition of my post patricia cane mizzen–wholly ships, mon. the wood is as durable and solid and hard as feathers. oopsy.
yup i know when to remove a dangerous item from boat….
so it now lies on my dock finger next to my shiplet, which popped up out of water 6 inches astern.. was a strange sensation to feel as it literally did pop out. mast is 40 ft length.
we continue the electrical panel work… and fixing that quadrant of boat under old ice box, now black moldville…..
Michael Touchette said:
Hello Zeehag, I was told to look you up by a member on Sailnet, claiming you had a boat similar to mine. I see by this post you have what I need….. 😉 I have a 1979 Ta Chiao CT42 Ketch that is missing it’s mizzen mast. I am in desperate need of the dimensions off that mizzen you recently removed. Not sure if yours is a center or rear cockpit, mine is center. I plan on rebuilding mine this summer. Interesting you claim our masts were built from Thai Cedar. I was going to build mine from Douglas fir. but knowing this I might have to try and find some. Would love to set up communications with you as I feel you might be a wealth of knowledge about these boats…..
hi. love the center cockpit models . are not many in captivity, not many built.
my mizzen was cracked by a furycame in 2014, finally removed in 2018 to show excessive yet probably repairable rot.
it is 40 ft in length. square at bottom end and hollow box construction. mine was made of thai cedar. the models shipped to usa before mast stepping were spruce. seems spruce rots faster than does thai cedar.
doug fir makes a decent replacement.
do you still have the dish that was the step?? that is exactly the size of the boards used to create these wonders. is slightly larger at base than masthead.
there is 5’1 inch of square base..from step to exterior of boat at deck. the masthead is of the same planks used to construct the mast, and just below the head of mast is 4 inch width. 40 total feet long.
i have info in formosa owners group of facebook and leaky teaky yachtclub a yahoo group. my signature should have ltyc address. many pix in each and both groups. yes i own each.
thankyou for your interest.
i hope i was able to answer your questions. if not, please look me up again.
Michael Touchette said:
thanks for your reply. you’ll probably hear from me again, and often :0:0:0
Yes still have the step in place to get dimension from that end. so if I follow you, yours is keel stepped, going through deck. as is my main, although mizzen is deck stepped with a chrome stanchion in aft berthing, which you may not have. I can probably calibrate from the deck guessing another 2.5′ to the mast step. this confirms roughly the height I was able to pull when I scanned the pic provided on saildata.com site. I scanned into AutoCAD and scaled off the drawing and came up with 32′ for my boat. If there’s any way possible I could get mizzen boom, and spreader dim. and location relative to deck that would be awesome…. and a pic to show hardware. I’m in no hurry as I’m in Boulder, Co. and boat is in Indiantown, Fla. I won’t be getting down to work on her till at least next feb. but want to build a lot of the components in my wood shop here. I also had the tip of the bowsprit broken off. i’ll be rebuilding that. would love to see more pics of your boat.
not keel stepped not deck stepped but practical joke stepped with a 3 ft bury onto a ledge that rots to death and leaves essentially feathers for mounting. those pix are in facebook formosa owners group leaky teaky tavern. the ledge is 2 or so feet above the keel. also above the shaft tube. oopsy…
mine is 1976 aft cockpit model formosa yankee clipper..
there is a formosa center cockpit model in group on fb… they are reassembling theirs, now. used to belong to david dangler who used to own leaky teaky yachtclub yahoo group before he gave it to me. group not boat dangit.
my mizzenboom is 14 . 5 ft length. is one of my 2 essential sailing sails. my boat deos well under mizzen and genoa.
if you are able to get vacation and arrive in mazatlan i can show you this mess.