New mastfoot+UV joint for 12 year old board - Any leads?

New mastfoot+UV joint for 12 year old board - Any leads?

Post by Dave Bowi » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00


My brother has just lost the mastfoot and universal joint
for my 12 year old board.  The guy I bought it from a few
years ago said it was a Vinta and the "mast foot had a
twist-type expansion joint".

The guys at the local shop need to know the manufacturer,
model, and age before they attempt to find a replacement.
I must confess that I don't know if the Vinta is the
manufacturer or the model number!  Could anyone who
recognises the name please help me out with additional
board details.  Ideally I'm looking for a phone number
to the manufacturer to get a replacement, but anything is
appeciated.

Cheers,
Dave Bowie..

 
 
 

New mastfoot+UV joint for 12 year old board - Any leads?

Post by h.. » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I'm looking at a 1988 catalogue which describes Vinta Sailboards as
produced by the largest sailboard manufacturer in Great Britain.  They
were shaped by John Hall and were roto-molded polyethelene.  In '88
there's four models-the "Three Six Five Quinto"(12 feet long), the
"Three Four Five Quinto" (11'6"), the "Three Thirty Quattro"(10'10"),
and the "Three Twenty"(10'6"). These boards have mast tracks, however.
Yours is older with no model name on the board and with a compression
mast foot  (fits into one of a couple holes in the board)?  In GB you
are probably in the best position to find replacement parts, but in the
USA the Sailboard Warehouse may have parts that are suitable.
Good luck,
Mark

 
 
 

New mastfoot+UV joint for 12 year old board - Any leads?

Post by Dave Bowi » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Mark..

Quote:
> I'm looking at a 1988 catalogue which describes Vinta Sailboards as
> produced by the largest sailboard manufacturer in Great Britain.  They
> were shaped by John Hall and were roto-molded polyethelene.  In '88
> there's four models-the "Three Six Five Quinto"(12 feet long), the
> "Three Four Five Quinto" (11'6"), the "Three Thirty Quattro"(10'10"),
> and the "Three Twenty"(10'6"). These boards have mast tracks, however.
> Yours is older with no model name on the board and with a compression
> mast foot  (fits into one of a couple holes in the board)?  In GB you
> are probably in the best position to find replacement parts, but in the
> USA the Sailboard Warehouse may have parts that are suitable.

A really big thanks for your detetive work.  You are right about the
compression mast foot.  The board is about 12 feet long so I can now
make a few calls and hopefully find a replacement.

Many thanks again,

Dave Bowie