Masthead truck casting only for later, flat sided masts used on the Catalina 22. This masthead comes with 2 sheaves that are used for internal halyards. If you want to upgrade to external halyards please see the other two options, either 4 of D1885 if your external halyards are all line or 4 of D1214 if your halyards are wire and you will need a masthead divider plate D1921.
Use the Marelube included during replacement project to help prevent corrosion and allow for servicing in the future.
Dimensions of portion of the casting that slides into the mast extrusion:
• Maximum width: Approximately 2-1/2" (2.530")
• Length fore and aft: Approximately 3-3/4"
Outside dimensions of mast extrusion this masthead is intended to fit:
• Width: 2-3/4"
• Length fore and aft: 4"
1) Flat sided masts were original equipment on boats built after 1979. Check your mast carefully before ordering to confirm you have the flat sided mast.
2) The masthead trucks for the Catalina 22s are produced from the original patterns configured for the nicopress upper ends of Catalina's production forestays. We recommend using and include rigging toggles with our replacement forestays to allow for the addition of a furler. The toggle acts as a universal joint to prevent wire failure due to fatigue from bending each time you tack
Some have reported interference issues between the toggles and truck, which can be cleared by removing material from the inside vertical surface of the truck and repainting or by grinding down the sides of the toggle. Both components have more than enough material allowing for the minimal removal of material for free rotation of the toggle.