Mistral Competition - my vintage classic
This board is a classic !!!
It's an 1983 epoxy model, which later (1984 to approx 1989) became the Mistral Superlight.
this old board up in the early spring of 2007 fairly cheap (550 DKK which is approx. 74€)
was repaired on the underside of the front, but I later found out that
it wasn't made properly and was taking in water big time.
I have now removed the repair, and it's just drying out now....... and waiting for me to get some sparetime to fix it
Pictures are coming.....
The mastfoot was stuck to the mastextension which was stuck to the
mast, so had to modify it so I could use a "modern" mastbase/foot on
it for a more secure connection and.
This is what I made - I cut off the old mast foot, and secured the
baseplate with a 100 mm stainless bolt through the mastfoot. The other
part you are seeing is the original security plug to insure that the
board and mast doesn't get separated - on personal experience - it
Actually its quite clever the way its made, if the force on the
mastfoot becomes to great (e.g. your foot gets stuck underneath it or
it falls with high impact on the board) it pops out of the mastfoot and
saves the board (or foot) instad of keeping the torque locked on the
board - also back then the clew of the sail was high above the board
(and no mast/board protector) so the torque could get quite high.
But putting the mastfoot back in the board out on open water isn't one of the easiest tasks......