Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Tony Hicks

Mast float for a Windrush 14?

Recommended Posts

G"day All,

Just wondering if there's a way to attach a mast float to an older style Windrush 14? 

Anyone done this or have any info or ideas on how to do it? I'm only just learning to sail in

Lake Cootharaba on the Sunshine Coast QLD, and the lake is only about 2m deep max and is tidal, so I'm

a bit worried about the mast getting stuck on the bottom if she turtles!

Any advise much appreciated - cheers.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tie a couple of 1litre milk bottles to the top of your sail. Mast floats just make it that much harder to right,

after capsize.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's what I used when I was first learning, Especially when I had the kids onboard. Darcy is right, more weight at the tip requires more weight (x10) to right the boat.

I'm 85kg 5'7" and I could right my boat with this arrangement fitted without too much effort.

Remember the wind will do the righting, you just need get the top 1/3 out of the water.

It's just a standard boat fender, go a light as you can, you don't need too much bouyancy. Nothing particularly aerodynamic about it, but it'll give you "piece of mind"



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this