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Re: Solo Mast Stepping System
You'll be amazed the first time you do it. According to a quick search, the tall rig mast on a Catalina 25 is 150 lbs. I didn't have the tall rig, so maybe lop off 15-20 lbs. When I used the A-frame, I had 3 wraps around the winch, and even when the mast was most of the way down (i.e., when I should have had most of the weight on the line) I had total control over it.
A few threads:
Association Forum - lowering the mast
In hindsight, I probably could have use dyneema to attach the a frame to the chainplate.
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Last edited by jimgo; 11-02-2013 at 12:40 AM.