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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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Kenyon 4270 High Performance Section


Kenyon Spars K-4270 High Performance Section
Measurements (outside): 7.00" x 4.20" (178mm x 107mm)
Wall Thickness: .140"-.300"
Weight/ft.: 3.70 lbs.
Moments of inertia: Ixx = 19.21", Iyy = 7.30"
Circumference: 19"
Alloy: 6061-T6
Sail slides: 3/8" round slugs (A017, A117) or 3/8" boltrope
Standard lengths: 51', 54' 
Common Mast usage: Ericson 33*, 36; Frers 36*; J/35; New York 36; Schock 35; Tartan 33*, 33R, 34 Mk.2; Wavelength 35;
Kenyon 4270 Mast Section

Kenyon 4270 Mast Section

4270 Mast Section - Clear Anodized: K-X4270CA-___:
4270 Mast Section - Raw: K-X4270R-___:
Kenyon 4270 Section Mast Tube is stocked in a variety of lengths (listed above) fully anodized or raw (mill finish), it can also be cut to shorter lengths. To order, specify length.
Sections can also be milled for the sailgate or other components, painted finishes and other lengths are available on special order, Please specify. If you require a complete Mast Assembly, you can select from components below and contact us with specifications.
 


4270 Standard Mast Hardware
Listed below are parts specific to the Kenyon 4270 Mast Section. For more generic parts, see Kenyon Exit Blocks, Kenyon Exit Plates, Kenyon Shroud Tangs, and other categories listed under Kenyon Spar Parts. There are many parts for specific configurations that are not listed here. If you require 4270 Mast Components not listed here please contact us with details.

Mastheads
Kenyon High Performance Sections normally use welded-in mastheads for maximum strength with minimum weight. A variety of masthead configurations are available with a new spar or a replacement tube.
Trisect Masthead Assembly for 4270 Tapered Mast: K-11507:
Trisect Triple channel Masthead Assembly is welded in 4270 Tapered mast section and incorporates (3) 3 1/2" and (1) 2 1/2" (main) dia. aluminum sheaves, for internal wire or rope halyards. Dedicated main and jib halyards are on centerline, with 2 wing halyards offset P and S. Strong, low-windage design features lightening holes for additional weight savings. Includes 1/2" pins for attachment of Backstay and for Headstay Toggle, K-11537, and 5/16" topping lift pin. ** Masthead is designed to be welded into the mast Section and is unfinished. Jib and Wing halyard Sheaves are K-198-14AB8 (3 1/2" OD), Main halyard Sheave is K-198-10AB6 (2 1/2" OD). As used on J/35 and Schock 35.  Tto4 3/4"

 

 

 

Masthead Chafe Cage for 4270 Trisect Head: K-11320:
Stainless Steel welded assembly encloses centerline and wing halyards and completely isolates all 3 halyards from the headstay attachment point. As used on J/35.

 

K-11320

 

Masthead Toggle for Trisect Head w/ 1/2" Pin: K-11537:
Heavy SS Eye/Jaw Toggle Assembly for Trisect Masthead includes 1/2" lower pin, and is designed to sit on 1/2" upper pin. Toggle is formed from 3/16" stock, and measures 1/2" wide (at top) x 1 1/4" wide (at bottom) x 2 3/4" between pin centers. Will accommodate eyes up to 1/2" thick. As used on J/35.

 

K-11537

 

Masthead Sheave Pin: 11129-1:
SS Masthead Axle/Sheave Pin has thin stem welded to teardrop tab which attaches to mast with (1) #10 screw. Pin measures 1/2" x 3" long (P208-97).

 

K-11129-1

 

Masthead Sheave Pin: K-11129-2:
SS Masthead Axle/Sheave Pin has thin stem welded to teardrop tab which attaches to mast with (1) #10 screw. Pin measures 1/2" x 3 1/2" long (P208-113).

 

K-11129-2

 

Masthead Sheave Pin: K-11129-3:
SS Masthead Axle/Sheave Pin has thin stem welded to teardrop tab which attaches to mast with (1) #10 screw. Pin measures 1/2" x 3 3/4" long (P208-121). 

 

K-11129-3


Spreaders
The Kenyon 4270 High Performance Mast Section normally uses Kenyon SP-3, and SP-4 airfoil spreaders with thru-bar spreader systems. These systems have been proven through many years of top-level racing, and are now the norm on most racing yachts. Standard bars for Kenyon SP Spreader sections are listed below. Other angles and styles are available.  For Spreader details, or to order replacement Spreaders, see Kenyon Spreader Sections.

 

Spreader Bar for SP-3 Spreader - 0 degree aft: K-11295:
Stainless Steel Bar assembly is used with Kenyon SP-3 Spreaders for rigs with in-line spreaders. Installed through a 3/16" x 2 1/4" slot in the mast, the bar is held in place with roll pins (included) on each side. Holes (1/4") for spreader attachment and roll pins (1/8") are pre-drilled. Unit is 10" long x 2 1/4" wide, and has a 5-degree vertical angle. As used on Wavelength 35.

 

K-11295

 

Spreader Bar for SP-4 Spreader - 0 degree aft: K-11521:
Stainless Steel Bar assembly is used with Kenyon SP-4 Spreaders for rigs with in-line spreaders. Installed through a slot in the mast, the bar is held in place with roll pins (included) on each side. Holes (5/16") for spreader attachment and roll pins (1/8") are pre-drilled. Unit is 12 1/4" long x 3 3/16" wide, and has a 5-degree vertical angle. Fits 4066, 4270, and 4477 Sections. As used on Wavelength 35.

 

K-11521

 

Spreader Bar for SP-4 Spreader - 5° aft: K-11504:
Stainless Steel Bar assembly is used with Kenyon SP-4 Spreaders for rigs with 5 degree swept-back spreaders. Installed through a slot in the mast, the bar is held in place with roll pins (included) on each side. Holes (5/16") for spreader attachment and roll pins (1/8") are pre-drilled. Unit is 12 1/4" long x 3 3/16" wide, and has a 5-degree vertical angle. As used on J/35.

 


Sailgate Slide Conversion Kit for 3" Gate: K-11672K:
Kenyon High Performance Sections are normally used with mainsails having a rope luff for quick hoisting. It is sometimes desirable to switch to a mainsail with slugs for ease of handling. This kit contains 2 specially contoured SS plates & 4 SS thumbscrews, K-45, to close up the standard 3" gate cutout and still allow the slides to go by without jamming. Plates measure 1" wide x 2 3/4" high with 2 horizontal slots on 2" centers. Mounting requires drilling and tapping 4 holes (#10-32).

 

K-11672K

 

Sailgate Slide Conversion Kit for 4" Gate: K-11673K:
Kenyon High Performance Sections are normally used with mainsails having a rope luff for quick hoisting. It is sometimes desirable to switch to a mainsail with slugs for ease of handling. This kit contains (2) specially contoured SS plates & (4) SS thumbscrews, K-45, to close up the standard 4" gate cutout and still allow the slides to go by without jamming. Plates measure 1 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" high with 2 horizontal slots on 3" centers. Mounting requires drilling and tapping 4 holes (#10-32).

 

Sailgate Slide Conversion Kit for 6" Gate: K-11754K:
Kenyon High Performance Sections are normally used with mainsails having a rope luff for quick hoisting. It is sometimes desirable to switch to a mainsail with slugs for ease of handling. This kit contains (2) specially contoured SS plates & (6) SS thumbscrews, K-45, to close up the standard 6" gate cutout and still allow the slides to go by without jamming. Plates measure 1 1/4" wide x 5 3/4" high with 3 horizontal slots on 2 1/2" centers. Mounting requires drilling and tapping 6 holes (#10-32).

 

Stainless Steel Thumb Screw: K-45:
SS Thumbscrew for use with Kenyon Mainsail Gates. SS Thumbscrew has a 10-32 thread and is 1/2" long (under head).

 

Roller Prefeeder: K-11087:
Heavy-duty SS Roller Prefeeder automatically feeds boltrope mainsails into mast. Large diameter rollers eliminate friction and chafe. Supplied with threaded slug and screws to clamp it in luff groove, below sail entrance. Adjust higher or lower until feeding is perfect. Fits any mast section that uses boltrope.

 


4270 / 4477 Gooseneck / Vang Bracket w/ Bail: K-11486:
Designed for use with the K-10345 gooseneck toggle/tack assembly, this SS welded bracket takes a 3/8" vertical pin and has clearance for a 1 1/2" toggle. Base is 5" vertical x 3 3/4" wide and attaches to the mast with (8) 1/4" fasteners. Can also be used as Vang Bracket with addition of appropriate Vang Toggle, below.

 

Gooseneck Clevis Pin - 3/8": K-CP6-76:
Vertical Clevis Pin for use with K-11486 Gooseneck/Vang Bracket. SS pin is 3/8" diameter with 2 3/8" grip length.

 

Gooseneck Toggle/Tack Ass'y w/ Reef Hooks: K-10345A:
Used with the K-11486 gooseneck bracket, this combination Toggle/Tack/Reef Hook Assembly features 3 tack positions and includes 3/8" tack fastpin (K-10557). Takes 3/8" vertical and horizontal pins. Two 5/16" reef hooks allow for ease of reefing from either side of the boom. Toggle portion is 1 1/2" high x 7/8" wide with 1" between pin centers. Unit (excluding Reef Hooks) is 4" high x 7/8" wide x 2 1/4" long. Attaches directly to any of the Kenyon SS Gooseneck Brackets designed for a 1 1/2" Toggle with 3/8" vertical pin. Fits E section, 3550, and 3756 standard boom goosenecks.

 

K-10345A  

 

Tack Fastpin for 1 1/2" Toggle: K-10557 (FP-6-32):
SS Fastpin is 3/8" dia. x 1" long. Used in 1 1/2" Toggle/Tack/Reef Hook Assembly K-10345.

 

Vang Toggle: K-10963:
Used with the K-11486 Gooseneck Bracket, this SS toggle results in a fully pivoting vang bracket to minimize working stresses. Large 3/4" horizontal hole allows for attachment of any shackle or block.

 

K-10963

Vang Toggle w/ 14mm Pin hole: K-10963-2:
Welded SS Vang Toggle for use with any Kenyon Gooseneck Bracket with a 3/8" Pin. SS tube is 1 1/2" long with Bronze bushed hole for 3/8" Vertical Pin. Welded SS Tab is 5mm (3/16") thick and projects 2 3/8" (60mm) out from tube. Tab has 14mm (9/16") hole for attachment of Vang and 8mm (5/16") hole for attachment of Vang Tackle. As used with Sparcraft Pneuvang and others.

 

 

Vang Toggle for Hard Vang: K-11788:
Used with the K-11486 and other Kenyon Gooseneck Brackets with a 3/8" Pin, this SS toggle has (1) 9/16" (14mm) hole for Vang attachment and (3) 5/16" (8mm) holes for blocks. As used with Sparcraft Pneuvang and others.

 

Vang Toggle for Rigid Vang – Special:
A variety of semi-custom Toggles, or Bracket/Toggle combinations are available to fit rigid (or solid) vangs produced by a number of manufacturers. Please specify manufacturer, model and Pin size.

 


Halyard Turning Block Assembly: K-10865:
Mast mounted Halyard Turning Block is attached to Mast at Deck level to allow halyards to be led aft. Swiveling Halyard Turning Block adjusts to any angle and features 2" Aluminum V-groove Sheave, K-10861-B5, for use with wire or rope Halyards up to 7/16" diameter. Investment Cast Almag Block attaches to mast with (4) 1/4" FH screws or rivets. Base is 4 1/16" high x 1 7/8" wide. As used on J/35 and others.

 

K-10865


Mast Boot for 4270 Standard Deck Collar: K-11485B:
White PVC Mast Boot helps prevent leakage at the deck. Slid over mast prior to stepping, it is then secured with a hose clamp on the deck collar and one around the mast. One piece molded construction for optimum fit. Unit fits 4270 Mast and K-11485 Standard Deck Collar.

 

4270 Mast Boot Clamp: MBC 12-22:
All Stainless Steel Clamp for use with any Mast Boot on Kenyon 4270 Mast. 10

 

4270 Deck Collar Boot Clamp: MBC 16-26:
All Stainless Steel Clamp for use with Mast Boots on all Kenyon 4270 Deck Collars. 12

 

V
Mast Boot for 4270 and Tartan Special Deck Collar: K-11485BT:
Special Mast Boot to fit 4270 Mast Section and special Tartan Cast Deck Collar. Hard molded White PVC Mast Boot is 3 1/4" high x 9 1/4" long x 6 1/2" wide. As used on Tartan 33*, 33R, and 34.

 

4270 Deck Collar, Standard: K-11485:
Deck Collar for 4270 Mast Section fastens to deck with (8) 5/16" bolts or screws. Base size (maximum) is 11 5/8" x 8 7/8" x 1" high, with 1/4" thick flanges. Cast in 356 Aluminum with clear anodized finish. For use with standard Kenyon Mast Wedge K-77509.

 

Mast Wedge for 4270 Deck Collar: K-77509-20:
Extruded rubber Mast Wedge with flange provides even loading all around the mast. One-piece construction is far superior to individual wedges, which cause point loading leading to deformation. Cut to length for use with Standard 4270 Deck Collar, K-11485.

 

K-77509


Electrical Access Plate: RR-72-99:
This 4 1/2" x 2" SS plate is designed to cover a 3" x 1 1/4" vertical slot in the side of the mast, just above the top of the mast step. Attaches with (4) 1/4-20 RH machine screws (included) and saves much in frustration and money by allowing access to the electrical plugs above the mast step without having to unstep the mast.

 

RR-72-99


Mast Step Casting: K-11452:
Mast Step for Kenyon 4270 fastens with (4) 3/8" bolts in internal adjustment slots to allow for precise positioning. Unit is (maximum) 7 3/16" long x 4 5/16" wide x 1 3/4" high. Cast in 356 Aluminum with black epoxy finish.

 

K-11452

Mast Step Base Plate Adapter: K-11824:
Mast Step Base Plate Adapter converts standard mast step for use with external adjustment screws, on keel-stepped rigs. Fastens with (4) 3/8" FH screws in internal adjustment slots of 4270 mast step, K-11452. Allows for precise positioning without un-stepping the mast. Anodized aluminum plate is 3/8" thick, and measures 10 1/2" long x 6" wide. Fastens to keelson with (4) 3/8" bolts in Slots that allow for 1 1/4" adjustment. Slot centers are 4 3/4" athwartships, and 8 1/8" fore & aft. As used on Schock 35 and Wavelength 35.

K-11824


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