Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
Phone: (001) 401-739-1140 -- FAX: (001) 401-739-1149
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Spartan Spars


Mast Sections

Replacement Spars

Boom Sections

Spars for New Boats

Spreader Sections

Spartan Mast Tangs

Replacement Parts Ordering/Questions
S-1 Spar System  for CD-10, CD-14 and other Small Boats

Introduction

Started in 1977 as an offshoot of Cape Dory Yachts in East Taunton, Massachusetts, Spartan Spars primary mission was to provide spars and rigging up to the standards of the Cape Dory line. As Cape Dory's "in-house" spar division, its goal was to duplicate and/or replace items that had been provided by others (primarily Rig-Rite and Schaefer Spars), as well as to expand its product line to meet the needs of Cape Dory's new, larger yachts.

With this as its heritage, it is no surprise that the Spartan Spar line reflects a heavy-duty, no nonsense, New England design approach, which assures long term, trouble-free and low-maintenance function, by maintaining an efficient simplicity of design.

Spartan Spars are designed to handle the needs of heavy daysailers and conservatively rigged, full keel cruising yachts, from 19 to 40 feet LOA, but are also suitable on a wider range of lower displacement yachts.

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---- Spartan Spar Sections

These Spar Sections, and their associated hardware, cover all of the Cape Dory models, as well as all the other boats for which Spartan originally supplied spars. Spartan has also produced many Dingy rigs, notably for the CD-10 and CD-14, using our unique Gunther rig, the S-1 Spar System.

In addition to building new spars, Spartan is committed to servicing its older products, and maintains a large inventory of parts to do so. Descriptions and pictures of most parts are available on-site to help you identify most any replacement item. Parts lists and pricing for the most popular Cape Dory, the Typhoon, are listed separately, See: Cape Dory Typhoon Weekender (WE), & Cape Dory Typhoon Day Sailer (DS).

Click on individual Spar Sections, below, for additional specifications, and to see hardware commonly used with those Sections. For more generic parts, see specific categories listed under Spartan Spar Parts.

Spartan Mast Sections

Cross Section

Section Number

Dimensions (inches)

Wall Thickness (inches)

Weight (lbs./ft)

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CD-2 3.75 x 2.25 .100 1.30 1.32 .600
CD-3 4.50 x 2.75 .100 1.49 2.40 1.10
CD-3.5 5.0 x 3.626 .130 2.41 5.03 2.82
CD-4 6.0 x 4.0 .160 2.87 8.30 4.45
CD-4.5 6.625 x 4.376 .156 3.83 17.15 7.60
CD-5 7.750 x 4.875 .165 4.60 28.10 12.34

Click on individual Boom Sections, below, for additional specifications, and to see hardware commonly used with those Sections. For more generic parts, see specific categories listed under Spartan Spar Parts.

Spartan Boom Sections

Cross Section

Section Number

Dimensions (inches)

Wall Thickness (inches)

Weight (lbs./ft)

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CD-1 2.75 x 1.75 .095 .89 .55 .27
CD-2

3.75 x 2.25

.100 1.30 1.32 .600
CD-3 4.50 x 2.75 .100 1.49 2.40 1.10
CD-3.5 5.0 x 3.626 .130 2.41 5.03 2.82
CD-4 6.0 x 4.0 .160 2.87 8.30 4.45
 
Sch 075 2.84 x 2.125 .080 .917 .60 .34

Click on individual Spreader Sections, below, for additional specifications, and to see hardware commonly used with those Sections. For more generic parts, see specific categories listed under Spartan Spar Parts.

Spartan Spreader Sections

Part No.

Type

Dimensions

Wall Thickness

Weight (lb./ft.)

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SP-022 Round 3/4" x 5/8" .058 .148
SP-057 Round 1" x 7/8" .065 .225
SP-090 Round 1 1/4" x 1" .125 .519
SP-091 Round 1 5/16" x 1 1/16" .133 .581
SP-512 Airfoil 3 3/4" x 1 3/16" .094 .880
SP-165 Airfoil   4 1/2" x 1 1/2"  .094 1.12

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Replacement Spars

All of the original Spartan Spar and other Cape Dory Spar Sections and hardware are still available. By using the original mast or boom section you maintain the original integrity of your vessel while eliminating any possibility of installation or interface difficulty.

If you are missing your Spartan Spar or have a broken one you have several options. We can supply you with:

  • Complete Replacement Mast or Boom Assembly Identical to your original Spartan Spar, or modified in any manner you desire, we can supply you with a fully assembled mast or boom optimized to meet your needs and guaranteed to fit.

    For a quote on a replacement spar, please specify boat model and year, spar finish (clear anodized, painted, or raw), and which spar section you are replacing (see Spartan Spar Sections). Also be sure to confirm tube length, as there are variations.

  • Replacement Mast or Boom Section Spartan Spars and hardware are sufficiently robust that in most broken or bent mast scenarios, little hardware is damaged besides the mast tube (Section) itself. Spartan's simple component construction makes it quick and easy to transfer hardware from a broken mast to a new tube. Bare anodized mast Sections are available for immediate shipment. This is the least expensive and most expedient method of solving a broken spar problem. Finished tubes with factory-milled sailgate and other cutouts are also available (with longer lead times) to minimize your labor, and mean that drilling holes, and tapping some of them, are all the machining that is required to complete assembly.

    For a quote on a replacement mast or boom tube, Please specify boat model and year, spar finish (clear anodized, painted or raw), and which spar section you are replacing (see Spartan Spar Sections). Also be sure to confirm tube length, as there are variations.

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New Spars

New Mast or Boom Assembly
If you would like a quote on a new Spartan Spar for a boat that was not originally equipped with one, please forward particulars on your boat model, including LOA, displacement, sail plan measurements, and/or previous spar specifications. We will be happy to make equipment recommendations and quote you accordingly.

New Mast or Boom Kit
Kit includes all hardware, fasteners, and finished, machined tube. Finished tubes with factory-milled sailgate, welded masthead, exit boxes, and other cutouts as necessary, are supplied to minimize labor, and mean that drilling holes, and tapping some of them, are all the machining that is required to complete assembly. This is usually the least expensive and most expedient way to get a new mast.

Have fun, save money, and really get to know your spar system. Please forward particulars on your boat model, including LOA, displacement, sail plan measurements, and/or previous spar specifications to us. We will be happy to make equipment recommendations and quote you accordingly.

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Spartan Spar Parts

Mast, Boom, and Spreader Parts
Virtually all original Spartan Spar parts are available. Most common replacement parts are listed underneath the Mast, Boom, or Spreader Section that they attach to. To find the part you need, first, determine which Mast, Boom, or Spreader Section the part attaches to by measuring the Section (See Spartan Mast Sections, Spartan Boom Sections, or Spartan Spreader Sections). Then, click on that Section. Descriptions, specifications, and, in many cases photos are displayed there. Changes in boat specifications, design improvements and other variations, make it impossible for us to know exactly which Spar Sections you have on your boat, and what parts you need.
If a part you require is not listed on-site, please forward a sketch and a complete description of the part, or its nearest equivalent on the website, and its measurements, including which Mast, Boom, or Spreader Section the part attaches to. See, Identifying Your Spar Section. Also be sure to specify boat model, including LOA, and year of manufacture.

Spartan Mast Tangs

Replacement Sheaves - by Size.

See Also, General Spar Parts by Category on the Spars Main Page.

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Spartan Ordering/Questions

We now have technical data and descriptions of all common Spartan Spar Sections and Parts on-site.
If you need a replacement part for your Spartan Spar or other Cape Dory Spar, it is most likely listed here with a complete description and Part Number.

For Part Numbers, Data and Specifications, See: Spartan Spar Parts.

For Parts Pricing information, See Ordering/Pricing, you will need Part Numbers.

For Technical Assistance and Data not listed on our website, See Spartan Spar Technical. For any inquiries without Part Numbers, we will need to know which Spar Section(s) the part attaches to, and a sketch of the part with dimensions, in addition to all boat details, including model, length, and year of manufacture. Please Note: Because of frequent changes in boat models, constant design improvements, and numerous other variations, it is impossible for us to know exactly which Spar Sections you have on your boat, and what parts you need. If you are unable to determine your Spar Section from the data on-site, we can do so if you forward a tracing of the Section and its Maximum Outside Dimensions. Please remember that Spar Parts are not specific to a particular Boat, but to the Spar Section to which they attach. (See Spartan Mast Sections, Spartan Boom Sections, or Spartan Spreader Sections).

For a quote on a complete Spartan Spar, See Spartan Spar Quote.

To place an Order, See Ordering/Pricing, you will need Part Numbers.

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