RAF K Type Dinghy Mast and Sail
RAF K Type Dinghy Mast and Sail. The original K life raft was introduced in January 1942 as a single man boat which was simply paddle powered or more likely simply drifted with the current. One year later a mast and sail were added to the kit to enable the dingy to be sailed down wind and so increase the chance of rescue. The telescopic alloy mast, sail and rigging lines would all have been stored in the dingy pack, The mast, stores reference 27C/2054, is made from seven light alloy metal tubes which telescope to a minimum length of 38 cm and when extended 1.70m. The head of the mast is fitted with a flange to which three stabilising shrouds are connected. The lower end is plugged and fits into the recess provided for it on the thwart. This example is complete and in exceptional condition with no issues. The red cotton sail Stores reference 27C/2085 is good condition and is in the form of an isosceles triangle. The instructions for use are always to hand being printed on the back of the sail! All rigging lines and sheets are in place and all in apparently good condition.
Nice display item on the background of your RAF collection.
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