RAF K-type dinghy mast
Stores reference 27C/2054. The mast consists of seven light alloy metal tubes which telescope to a minimum length of 38cm. When extended, the overall length is approximately 1.69m. Once erected, the sections remain in their extended positions by the provision of internal spring plungers. The mast cannot be collapsed unless these plungers are depressed. The upper end of the mast is fitted with a flange to which three stabilizing guy lines can be fitted. The lower end is plugged and fits into the recess provided for it on the thwart used with the k-type dinghy. This example shows use and wear with surface marks and pitting, mainly to the largest (outer) section. Some of the tubular sections are rather stiff to move and would benefit from light cleaning and lubrication. The guy lines are in place although the metal end clip fittings are heavily corroded. Stock code S20583.