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P323 Short Mast?
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:59:07 PM »
While researching mast and rigging updates for my P323 I noticed a shorter measurement for the mast above DWL in the original 1978 owners manual on page 5.  It shows a height of 37' 1" instead of the published 45' 4".  Is it possible some of the early boats were shipped with a "short mast" or is it just a misprint from some early documentation?  Just wondering...   
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Re: Short Mast?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 11:11:11 AM »
I will measure the mast tip to tail and deck to top once the weather he in Boston breaks.

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Re: P323 Short Mast?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 10:03:31 AM »
Here is a quote from Chance that provides a mast measurement for Hull #10 which seems consistent with the 45' 4" spec for mast height.  Perhaps the 37' 1" height was from pre-production documentation.

The  mast of Chance  pearson 323 1977  which is laying on saw horse for the winter.  I measure today is 46 feet 6 and 1/2 inches, that measurement was from the bottom of the al tube to the top of al tube.  This does not include the top mast head , which goes on top of the tube  has all blocks in it for the jib , main and spin hoist .                                                  Bob Kraus CHANCE  Hull 10  41 years

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