MUSTO Skiff Product
Over the years a number of minor changes
have been made to the standard MUSTO Skiff
to address niggles that have been noted by the owners
over the years.
Fortunately the class and the builder
have always worked well together and these problems
have been addressed in the standard boat gradually improving
the product for everyone as time goes by ...
However, it has been brought to our attention
via the recent survey (by Neil Upton-Brown, thanks Neil)
that if you have an older boat and sail in a remote
location that you may not have been aware of some of
these changes that could improve your own boat.
This is very good feedback and one of
the reasons why we run the on-line sailor survey; and
as a result of this we are now publishing a list of
all the minor changes that have been made over the years
so people can check their own boats and upgrade if required.
These are the ones Paul & Rick could
remember but we are pretty sure it is comprehensive,
if anyone else has any other thoughts please let Paul
evolution over the years >>>
Note that because of the structure of
our class some of these changes don't actually require
the rules to change they are just reflected in the specification
of the new boat which by definition of the class construction
manual that is signed of by World Sailing defines the class.
The class rules defien any alterations that may be made
to the standard boat.
The product evolution guide is there to
advise owners of older boats what changes may have been
made to the standard specification since they acquired
their boat and what changes they are permitted to make
to bring their boat into line with the specification
of the current new boats.
bushing of an existing rudder stock Due
to the long term wear found on the aluminium rudder
stocks, the class now has all rudder stocks supplied
with removable plastic bushes. Owners wanting to bush
their rudder existing stock can also purchase this product
If you want to bush your stock, then you will need to
follow these instructions >>>
Vang Lever Reinforcement This is a basic guide
to fitting the stainless steel vang lever reinforcement
to an ‘old style’ Musto Skiff vang lever. The templates used
are derived from the new model vang lever; the final
result will be a vang lever of the same geometry as
the new design. Guide
& Template >>>>
Note: The below was the recommendation
in 2009; this has been superceeded by the above recommendation
for an even stronger bolt. The information is retained
here for completness and reference.
Chainplate bolts ... upgrade
There have been a few failures of chainplate bolt, fortunately
in all cases the other bolt has held on and this has
never caused a mast to fall. See
discussion >>> There is now un upgrade
kit from Ovi's to sort the issue; thanks to those on
the class association who did lots of research on the
bolt options. More