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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar Add-on Tracks


Many newer Z-Spar Mast Sections feature a dovetail-like Internal Track Receiver Slot(s) (approximately 7/8" (22mm) wide) extruded into the forward side. A variety of special Add-on (Insert) Tracks (25mm or 32mm wide) are designed to fit in these Slots, for use with low-friction Slide Rod or Ball-Bearing Cars. Normally a factory-installed option, the Mast must be down to install these special insert Tracks. Also available is a plastic Track Insert, Z-731P, which fills the Track Receiver Slot, making a flush surface allowing the installation of standard T-Track.
Note that bolt-on versions of these Tracks have been used on some Masts and are also available. This Add-on Track is not to be confused with those Z-Spar Masts with an Integral External Track that is part of the mast. See: Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar Masts w/ Integral Track.

Spinnaker Cars listed here are designed to fit these Add-on (Insert) Tracks, and are held in position on the track by means of a line control system. Internal and External Spinnaker Car Line Control Kits are listed below. All Cars include shackles or other attachments for Control Lines or Blocks.

Ring Cars are used for Poles with standard Piston or Trigger pole ends, Toggle, Pin, or Bell Cars are used to fit the variety of special inboard Spinnaker Pole Ends available. Please note that Ring Cars are not designed for, or recommended for vertical pole stowage applications.

See also, Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar Integral Track, and Z-Spar Spinnaker Cars.

See also: Spinnaker Poles & Parts, Spinnaker Halyard Blocks, Masthead Spinnaker Bails & Cranes, Z-Spar Spinnaker Pole / Mast Eyes and Other (non-Z-Spar) Spinnaker Cars.
 


Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar Add-on Track
Some Z-Spar Masts are equipped with an Add-on (Insert) Recirculating Ball (RCB) Track for for use with low friction Slide Rod or Ball-Bearing Spinnaker Cars. These special Clear Anodized Tracks are produced in 25mm and 32mm widths. While most of these Tracks are attached to the Mast by sliding it into an Internal Track Receiver Slot(s), Some Masts use a bolt-on version of these Tracks. To select a Spinnaker Car, first determine if your Track is 25mm or 32mm wide.
 
Internal Track Receiver Slot Insert x 4' long: Z-731P-4':
White delrin Track insert is specially milled to fit Internal Track Receiver Slot found on many Z-Spar Masts. Insert fills the Track Receiver Slot, making a flush surface allowing the installation of standard T-Track. The Mast must be down to install Track or this Track insert. Available in 4 foot lengths only.

 

 

Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar 25mm Add-on Track
Z-Spar 25mm Recirculating Ball (RCB) Add-on Track measures 1" (25.4mm) across the top. Cars for this Track use 6.4mm Ball Bearings, or slide rods of varying diameters and lengths.
Ball-Bearing Cars are shipped on a short length of loading Track which keep the Ball-Bearings in place until Car is loaded on destination Track. Cars must not be removed from Track, as doing so will allow the Ball-Bearings to escape - rendering the Car inoperative as well as making a mess! Loading Track should be saved for future Car removal or service.
 
Spinnaker Ring Car for Z-Spar 25mm Z-Track: Z-73R-25R:
Extruded Aluminum Car with SS Ring for use on Z-Spar 25mm wide RCB Track. Car has Cast SS Ring assembly screwed to extruded Aluminum Body, 10mm SS ring has 1 13/16" (46.5mm) ID. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 4 3/4" (120mm) long x 2 3/8" (61mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. Suitable for spinnaker poles up to 70mm. 3008   R8.3x4

 

Slide Rods for Z-73-25R Spinnaker Car: Z-73R-25R-LP:
Replacement slide rods for Z-73-25R Spinnaker Cars, for use on 25mm Z-Spar RCB Track.

 

 
Spinnaker Car w/ Z-Spar Toggle for 25mm Z-Track: Z-73R-25ZT:
Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 25mm wide RCB Track. Unit incorporates special Z-Spar Aluminum Toggle suitable for use only with Z-Spar Piston pole ends for Metric tubing. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 5 3/4" (146mm) long x (maximum) 2 7/16" (62mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. For Z-Spar Piston Ends, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts. R.25x5.1

 

Slide Rods for Z-73-25ZT Spinnaker Car: Z-73R-25ZT-LP:
Replacement slide rods for Z-73-25ZT Spinnaker Cars, for use on 25mm Z-Spar RCB Track.

 

 
Toggle only for Z-Spar Spinnaker Poles: Z-73-ZNT:
Narrow Cast Aluminum Toggle used with some Z-Spar Spinnaker Cars is suitable only for use with Z-Spar Spinnaker Pole Ends. Cast Toggle is 2 3/4" (68mm) high with hole for 12mm vertical Pin, Toggle is 27mm wide (inside).

 

End Cap for Z-Spar Spinnaker Car - 2 fasteners: Z-EC25-2:
Replacement End Cap for Z-Spar Spinnaker Cars for 25mm RCB Track. End Cap is 62mm (2 7/16") wide x 21mm (13/16") high x 13mm (1/2") thick, and attaches to Car with (2) 4mm screws.

 


Spinnaker Car w/ Z-Spar Pin for 25mm Z-Track: Z-73R-25ZP:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 25mm wide RCB Track. Unit incorporates a special Z-Spar Pin with an aluminum toggle. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. Z-Spar Pin is 16mm x 100mm long, tip to Pin center, and fits only Z-Spar Pin-type Pole ends, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts.  R10x5.5

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-25LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 25mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 10mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Z-Spar Spinnaker Pin & Toggle Ass'y: Z-73-ZPT:
Replacement Z-Spar Bayonet Pin & Toggle Assembly fits all Z-Spar Pin type Spinnaker Pole ends, and Spinnaker Cars with a 12mm vertical Pin and clearance for a 1 5/16" (34mm) Toggle. Z-Spar Pin is (maximum) 25mm OD x 100mm (4") long (tip to Pin center), working section is 16mm OD, with a minimum 10mm OD. Aluminum Toggle is 1 5/16" (34mm) high with hole for a 12mm Pin.

 

Spinnaker Car w/ TS Pin for 25mm Z-Track: Z-73R-25TS:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 25mm wide RCB Track. Unit incorporates Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Assembly. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. Forespar TS Pin is 1" OD and fits only Forespar TS Pole ends, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts.    R10x5.5

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-25LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 25mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 10mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Ass'y: For TS-PT:
Replacement Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Assembly fits all Forespar TS type Spinnaker Pole ends, and Spinnaker Cars with a 1/2" vertical Pin and clearance for a 1" Toggle. Stainless Steel TS Pin is 1" OD x 3 5/8" long, SS Toggle is 1" high with hole for a 1/2" Pin, and is 2 3/4" between Pin centers.

 

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Spinnaker Car w/ Small Bell for Z-Spar 25mm Z-Track: Z-73R-25SB:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car to fit Z-Spar 25mm RCB Track includes Metric Small Bell Fitting (B-130). Small Bell fitting is 51mm (2") ID, and approximately 2 9/16" (66mm) OD. Metric Small Bell Pole End Fittings, that the Bell works with, are commonly found on tubes of 50, 60, 70, and 80mm OD, and extend approximately 3 3/8" (85mm) beyond the tube end, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines.

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-25LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-25 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 25mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 10mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Metric Small Bell & Toggle only: Har B-130:
Replacement Metric Small Bell and Toggle Assembly for use with spinnaker poles using Francespar or Barbarossa inboard Small Bell Pole Ends. Small Bell fitting is 51mm (2") ID, and approximately 2 9/16" (66mm) OD, Toggle has hole for 12mm Pin and is 1 3/8" (34mm) high. Metric Small Bell Pole End fittings, that the Bell works with, are used on Poles of 50, 60, 70, and 80mm OD, and extend approximately 3 3/8" (85mm) beyond the tube end. See Spinnaker Poles & Parts.

 


Spinnaker Cars for Z-Spar 32mm Add-on Track
Z-Spar 32mm Recirculating Ball (RCB) Add-on Track measures 1 1/4" (32mm) across the top.
Cars for this Track use 9.5mm Slide Rods.
 
Spinnaker Car w/ Z-Spar Pin for 32mm Z-Track: Z-73R-32ZP:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 32mm wide RCB Track, includes Z-Spar Pin with aluminum toggle, Z-73-ZPT. Z-Spar Pin is (maximum) 25mm OD x 100mm long, tip to Pin center. Pin fits only Z-Spar Pin type Pole ends, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. 3055   R9.5x5.5

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-32LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 32mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 9.5mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Z-Spar Spinnaker Pin & Toggle Ass'y: Z-73-ZPT:
Replacement Z-Spar Bayonet Pin & Toggle Assembly fits all Z-Spar Pin type Spinnaker Pole ends, and Spinnaker Cars with a 12mm vertical Pin and clearance for a 1 5/16" (34mm) Toggle. Z-Spar Pin is (maximum) 25mm OD x 100mm (4") long (tip to Pin center), working section is 16mm OD, with a minimum 10mm OD. Aluminum Toggle is 1 5/16" (34mm) high with hole for a 12mm Pin.

 

Spinnaker Car w/ TS Pin for 32mm Z-Track: Z-73R-32ZP:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 32mm wide RCB Track, incorporates Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Assembly. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines. Forespar TS Pin is 1" OD and fits only Forespar TS Pole ends, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts.   R9.5x5.5

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-32LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 32mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 9.5mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Ass'y: For TS-PT:
Replacement Forespar TS Pin & Toggle Assembly fits all Forespar TS type Spinnaker Pole ends, and Spinnaker Cars with a 1/2" vertical Pin and clearance for a 1" Toggle. Stainless Steel TS Pin is 1" OD x 3 5/8" long, SS Toggle is 1" high with hole for a 1/2" Pin, and is 2 3/4" between Pin centers.

 

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Spinnaker Car w/ Small Bell for Z-Spar 32mm Z-Track: Z-73R-32SB:
Cast Aluminum Spinnaker Car for use on Z-Spar 32mm wide RCB Track, includes Metric Small Bell Fitting (B-130). Small Bell fitting is 51mm (2") ID, and approximately 2 9/16" (66mm) OD. Metric Small Bell Pole End Fittings, that the Bell works with, are commonly found on tubes of 50, 60, 70, and 80mm OD, and extend approximately 3 3/8" (85mm) beyond the tube end, See Spinnaker Poles & Parts. Car rides on Delrin slide rods (not Ball Bearings), making it easy to install. Car is 6" (151mm) long x (maximum) 2 5/8" (67mm) wide, and includes shackles for attachment of control lines.

 

Slide Rods for Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars: Z-73R-32LP:
Replacement slide rods fit all Z-73R-32 Spinnaker Cars, for use on 32mm Z-Spar RCB Track. Delrin Slide Rods are 9.5mm OD x 140mm long. Sold in pairs only.

 

 
Metric Small Bell & Toggle only: Har B-130:
Replacement Metric Small Bell and Toggle Assembly for use with spinnaker poles using Francespar or Barbarossa inboard Small Bell Pole Ends. Small Bell fitting is 51mm (2") ID, and approximately 2 9/16" (66mm) OD, Toggle has hole for 12mm Pin and is 1 3/8" (34mm) high. Metric Small Bell Pole End fittings, that the Bell works with, are used on Poles of 50, 60, 70, and 80mm OD, and extend approximately 3 3/8" (85mm) beyond the tube end. See Spinnaker Poles & Parts.

 


Spinnaker Car Line Control Kits
Most Z-Spar Spinnaker Cars require a Line Control system to hold the Car in position. Internal and External Spinnaker Car Line Control Kits are listed below.
 
Spinnaker Car Line Control Kit - External: NGA-55E:
Spinnaker Car Line Control Kit for external control line is rigged with one cheekblock near the base of the mast, and one above the maximum desired car height. Single control line is attached to the shackle on the upper end of the car, runs through the upper cheekblock, down past 2 cleats (facing in opposite directions), through the lower cheekblock, and is tied off to the shackle on the bottom of the car. Kit includes 2 cheek blocks, 2 clam cleats, all fasteners, and a 3/8" Samson control line with an eye splice in one end, long enough to allow up to 14 feet of Car travel. Mounting requires drilling and tapping 12 holes.

 

NGA-55E
Spinnaker Car Line Control Kit - Internal: NGA-56I:
Spinnaker Car Line Control Kit for internal control line is rigged with one exit block on the forward centerline near the base of the mast, and one above the maximum desired car height. Single control line is attached to the shackle on the upper end of the car, runs through the upper exit block, down inside the mast, through the lower exit block, and is tied off to the shackle on the bottom of the car. Two clam cleats mount above the lower exit block (facing in opposite directions) to lock car in position. Kit includes 2 exit blocks, 2 clam cleats, all fasteners, and a 3/8" Samson control line with an eye splice in one end, long enough to allow up to 14 feet of Car travel. Mounting requires cutting 2 slots for exit blocks, and drilling and tapping 8 holes.
NGA-56I

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