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Tuning your sailboat mast and rigging for best performance.
BOAT JOURNAL #74 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 45

Advice on choosing a long-lasting finish for a sailboat mast.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 28

Tips on laminating a new wooden mast for a sailboat. The mast shown is 38-ft. long and 6" in diameter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 104

Use this jig, along with your trailer winch, to hoist and step a sailboat mast.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 160

Build a removable bow sprit for a small sailboat to get the sail further forward and increase speed.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #50 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 86

Tip: Modify your aluminum mast to place the sail-slide opening below the gooseneck.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #53 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 87

Maintaining spars and rigging. Checking the spars' surfaces, locating cracks and corrosion, inspecting hardware, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #54 Apr-May 1987 pg. 23

Stepping and tuning your mast.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 20

How to make and attach a waterproof mast boot.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 91

Simple and efficient method for storing and using a spinnaker pole.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 93

Mast hoops made from fiberglass.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 83

Wiring your mast. How to install electrical wires outside or inside a mast for use with lighting, radio antenna, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #61 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 15
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #63 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 7

A single-handed mast erecting rig works with the boat on the trailer, afloat at a mooring, or under way.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 82
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #63 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 6

Super chainplate and lifeline stanchion facilitates the lowering of a mast.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 46

Tabernacles and hinged mast steps. Practical devices for raising and lowering spars (masts).
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 58
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #66 Apr-May 1989 pg. 9

Using a gin pole to step and unstep a mast.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #65 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 75

Tip on making mast hoops from plastic tubing or pipe.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #65 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 76

Homebuilt A-frame solves the problem of raising a heavy, through-the-deck mast.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #68 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 60

Three techniques for supporting a lightly-constructed mast without using staying or shrouds.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #69 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 12

Tip on cutting off a conventional stepped mast and adding a mast hinge (tabernacle) to support the upper portion.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #71 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 16

Easy way for one person to raise and secure the mast on a 20-ft. (and under) boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #72 Apr-May 1990 pg. 62

Mast protection. Tips on refinishing the mast of the larger sailboat.
WOODENBOAT #42 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 27

Spars. How to build wooden spars in any size or shape. How to make solid spars and hollow spars, how to lengthen a spar, how to repair a broken boom, etc.
WOODENBOAT #60 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 125

Pert Lowell and the art of the mast hoop. Includes a chart showing the strip-length needed to fabricate hoops of various diameters, from 2.5" to 24". Photos and text describe the hoop fabrication process.
WOODENBOAT #65 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 40

Building a hollow mast. Methods decribed are appropriate for boats up to about 25-ft.
WOODENBOAT #91 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 25

Building a curved spar by laminating a long, hollow, hexagon that is glued in a fair curve and then rounded by planing and sanding.
WOODENBOAT #110 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 79

Repairing a mast using the clothespin scarf joint to splice in a new section.
WOODENBOAT #111 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 82

Tip on ungluing an old, hollow spar using steam.
WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 4

Spruce for spars. A comparison of the various spruce woods and their suitability for boatbuilding applications.
WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 113
Added Info WOODENBOAT #120 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 6, 124

Making spars in Vermont. A lesson in singlehanded sparmaking.
WOODENBOAT #120 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 111

How to make a 24-ft. wooden spar from Douglas-fir 2x4 stock. Est. cost: $30.
WOODENBOAT #143 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 40

Making bird's mouth hollow spars in round or oval shapes that are light and stiff.
WOODENBOAT #149 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 31
Added Info WOODENBOAT #150 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 7

Sole searching. How to make spar planes (wooden planes with concave soles) for creating round wood for sailboat masts and canoe poles.
WOODWORKER Oct 1991 (v.95#10) pg. 1022