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Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

SHNOOL:

My mast is the class mast, so the spinnaker ring is in a fixed position, I'll have to look and see how high is is above the step, but it appears to be in about the same (relative) position as on your boat. Am I correct in assuming that the S2 mast is ~30 lbs heavier than yours? About the same as that Oday, at ~100 lbs? We'll see what I end up with, I was originally going to go with something like TakeFive's system, but then I was intrigued by the A-frame designs. We shall see. Right now I have been using the spinnaker topping lift halyard as the lift point, it seems to work okay, but it is a bit high so the tension in the line has to be pretty high before the lifting component is enough to move the mast, I'd like to try to minimize the line tensions as much as possible. ...off to do some trig and engineering!
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