Lead casting weekend

This is the most hated part of the mast assembly process. I have to melt and cast almost 60 kg of lead, the fumes of which are very harmful to health. 

What you see on the photo is a mast base extra weight. The other weight goes to the hound.

Mast spreader

The next step after designing lead bar incorporated into “the nose” is to design  spreader. Aerodynamic, slim design is a result of two prototypes tested last year.

New mast hound with lead bar

New delivery of the first batch from Moore Brothers Company is almost on the way. In the meantime I redesigned mast hound to accomodate lead bar. It is must for all full carbon masts and some of 6th generation masts as well. The lead bar will be casted into steel mold.  15 cm long bar weights close to 1,5kg. Just to remind you that mast must comply to minimum weight and balance point rule.

You can download this design. Go to DOWNLOAD menu at the top.

If you want to learn more about how to install mast hound go to my previous article here: Installing mast hound