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can not lock mast foot into mast base

 
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clos



Joined: 11 Aug 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: can not lock mast foot into mast base Reply with quote

Hello,

I have an F2 Comet Slalom 315 from circa 1992. I pulled it out after 15 years and attempted to attach the mast foot to the adjustable mast track. The original manual refers to a mast-foot spring that slides back and forth. This spring is in the in/out position but once I insert the pin, I can not slide spring to the left to the 'block' position. It appears a loop attached to the spring is missing. Any ideas of what this part is called and where I might find it?

Thank you,

los
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Boardhead1



Joined: 01 Mar 2011
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Location: St Petersburg Fl

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if the spring clip is like the old Mistral super light but if you can post a picture that would help. So I found this picture. Is this it? http://www.larsonsport.com/index.php/summer-1/windsurf/oldwindsurfingparts/1990-s-f2-mast-track.html
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clos



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, the image from the link you provided looks very close to the image in the manual I was provided with the board. My memory may be shot, but the track on my board came with a removable cotter like pin with a nylon loop to slide the spring bar back and forth. Don't know why my mast base is different than the manual.
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DelCarpenter



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Location: Cedar Falls, IA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might not affect the stated problem of a missing piece, but I have an early 90's F2 Comet (325 cm) and I was quite surprised to find the movement to lock the pin to the mast track moves away from the point where they join instead of toward it. If A is the front end of the track, B is the item which moves the fingers, C is the hole where the pin fits, and D is the rear of the mast track: then the B item is moved toward A not toward C to lock the pin into the mast track. If it was a Mistral or Bic track the B item would move toward C, but not on the track of the Comet I have. The track on my Comet looks just like the one in the picture provided by Boardhead1.
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