Musto Performance Skiff

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Over the years a number of minor changes have been made to the standard Musto Performance 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 know >>>

Product 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 ISAF 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.

Please note there is further detail in the guide

BEFORE AFTER
Lowers Bracket - Change ASAP
Trapeze Points :: If you have an old mast with the eyes keep an eye (ho ho) on them as they deform over time
Add a bulls eye to stop elastic wear
Change bulls eye to stop elastic wear
Spreader bracket changed as the older version seized up
Gooseneck versions over the years; if you have the plastic one (the dark one) you should change ASAP

Feeder versions over the years; if you have the pizza cutter (as it became known) you should change ASAP

Shroud Bolts

Older boats have smaller bolts (M5 or M6) and have a formed penny washer on the back or the bolts go into a alloy bar which has been tapped.

There is a bolt upgrade kit to M8 bolts.

All new boats (Aug 2013 onwards #496) have M8s

See more >>>

Please note there is further detail in the guide  
Selden Updaton Mast Head Crane, Track and Tips  
   
   
   

Additional updates:

Recommended 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 at Ovis If you want to bush your stock, then you will need to follow these instructions >>>

 

MPS Vang Lever Reinforcement This is a basic guide to fitting the stainless steel vang lever reinforcement to an ‘old style’ MPS 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 details >>>

 

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