Forums General Discussion [pearson424] Mast Pulpits – at last!

This topic contains 8 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Dumela 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #222934

    Revery
    Moderator
    Thanks Pat!!

    You beat me to it. Have been doing last-minute sprucing up of the house. It's on the market as of tomorrow. Liveaboard here we come. 🙂

    Cheers,

    Evan

  • #222935

    ewanoleary
    Participant
    Congratulations Evan!!

  • #222937

    pma_foyl
    Participant
    Thanks Pat and Evan,
    I appreciate you digging this up. Don’t know why I couldn’t find it myself. And yes, I’d be happy to investigate further. In fact, I’m already working with RailMakers on some other stainless work. I’m having handrails made to replace my aging (and troublesome) teak ones.

    When I speak to them next, I’ll ask if they still have the templates on file and what a current price would be. From there, I’ll check back with the list and see who might be interested. Much the way Tor did the last round, I’m happy to do the research, get back with the group, collect and turn in orders/names to RailMakers. And from there, I’ll let the individuals finalize / pay for their own orders, so that (as Tor said) RailMakers get to play the “banker”.

    Please stand by.
    Best,

    Paul
     
    • #224455

      Dumela
      Participant

      My deep apologies for being out of loop on the mast pulpit posts. I have been reading lots of your posts and it seems, if my reading is correct, that the group has had the mast pulpit rails made and by a whole bunch of different shops. I just spoke with Dave at Railmakers and he says the group buy did not materialize. I notice Pete Dubler has a nice unit installed but NOT made by Railmakers, and some of you used a Florida fabricator.

      So lonely old Dumela is out here on the west coast, but her aging skip needs those granny bars. Two questions: any manufactures out here on the west coast that I might use? Anyone interested in a group buy?

      For your amusement, the local Victoria fabricator just quoted me $3500. Even converted to US dollars that seems a bit steep compared to what some of you have paid.

      Sorry for the long post but its cheaper than going into boaters’ therapy anonymous

      Thom

  • #222967

    Revery
    Moderator

    Paul,
    Thanks! And on a side note, I’d be interested in hand rails as well…if you’re amenable to me jumping on board.

    Evan

  • #222968

    pma_foyl
    Participant
    I’ll know more shortly. 
    Evan, the hand rail quote is for 304 stainless with a single center anchor point (and of course 2 end anchor points). Dave quoted me $120 for the 42″ rails (we have 2 of those) and $180 for the 67″ rails (we have 3 of those). I might be able to negotiate a little if we both get them.
    Please stand by.
    Best,
    Paul

  • #224457

    typhoontye
    Participant

    Hello Thom,

    I’ve reposted a previous post from myself you might find useful regarding mast pulpits. I ordered mine from Whitewater and am still quite pleased. Good quality, good price. And the shipping was not too bad. Here it is:

    Christmas greetings all! I revisited the mast pulpit issue and elected to go with White Water Marine, located in Port Huron, Michigan. They quoted $715 for the pair, per the drawing that this site is familiar with. I elected to go with out the optional steps, but he indicated he would have done the steps for the same price if I had wanted them. He upgraded the round base plate thickness to 3/16″ as he was uncomfortable with the 1/8″ specified. He did bails on all three legs. He could not do the 5″ deep curve specified in the drawing (which he told me in advance), but I think the curve he supplied is certainly adequate, and thinking about it, I think maybe better than a deep curve.

    The quality was good to excellent in my opinion, and he was pretty responsive and delivered what he said he would, when he said he would. The pulpits fit the boat well, except for the angle of the outboard leg round base plate. The plate does not match the angle of the deck (by a pretty good margin). The drawing specifies 15 degrees from horizontal, and I verified that he built it per the drawing. He was right on 15 degrees. Unfortunately, the angle to the deck is less than this, perhaps 7 or 8 degrees…don’t know yet. Regardless, a fairly simple matter to build a wedge out of starboard to compensate.

    He also built a dorade guard for us for $135. Shipping was $72.60 for the lot to NW Florida.

    Anyhow, thought I would pass this along. I called him and verified he would honor this pricing for a reasonable amount of time if anyone in the group is interested.

    David
    Blue Moon, #189

    PS: Don’t forget to ask for backing plates if you do this! I forgot, and will now have to improvise.

  • #224458

    rdugger
    Participant

    Hello Thom
    I was part of the group (I think 14 or so) that bought mast pulpits from Dave at Railmakers in April 2008. I still have the emails, including ones from Dave… Tor Piney was the coordinator for the group.
    Cannot imagine not having mast pulpits… yes order backing plates so you don’t have to make them…
    Mine fit nicely except I did have to fabricate a block so one leg would appropriately mate with the deck…
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

    • #224462

      Dumela
      Participant

      Thank you for the prompt replies David and Rick. I will phone White Water as well as follow up with Dave and see which one offers the best deal for those lonely 424-types out here on the west coast. Funny that Dave at Railmakers doesn’t seem to remember the past deal. However, it has been 10 years so that may go some way toward explaining the fading memory.

      Thanks again.

      PS. I still would like the name of a good stainless steel fabricator out here on the west coast—someone with a shop I can actually sail close to.

      all the best
      Thom
      SV Dumela

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