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 Post subject: Trailer Mast Clamps
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:16 pm 
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Hello,

I recently purchased a Hobie 18 and both mast clamps are broken on the trailer. Any tips or suggestions on where I can find these?
So far my best idea is to mount a bow stop to cradle the mast and run a strap over the mast to hold it down but ideally I'd like to find something made for this. Maybe I'm not searching the right term on the hobie part/accessory search?

Thanks for any help!


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Mast Clamps
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2024 4:11 am 
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I assume you are talking about the forward and rear mast supports.
Try Trailex trailers, they sell forward and rear mast supports as parts for their cat trailers


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 Post subject: Re: Trailer Mast Clamps
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2024 5:49 am 
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Guessing you are referring to the large clamp that surrounds the mast and has a screw handle for tightening. Pretty sure those have been out of production for a decade or more. They did look secure and sturdy, but many were broken while bouncing down the highway. I remember people being unable to get parts for broken ones many years ago. Haven't seen one in so long that I had forgotten about them.

People do talk about using bow stops, but most mast supports have a much taller V-shape. Try searching for mast support, stand, and/or crutch. Doesn't seem like it would be difficult to fabricate something...just make sure it's well-padded, rubber-coated, or such.

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