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post #5 of Old 12-13-2013
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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Four things:
1. I just posted in Low buck projects on how to build a 60' inclosed tarp space in my back yard to do the same for my mast 12 years ago.

2. If you have spreader lights, I used washer machine SS braided water connectors as wiring conduit from the mast to the lights. I have done this twice in the last 38 years and holds up great.

3. I think your mast is more like 150 to 200 lbs, my 42' mast I could pick by myself. Built in 1969, I would assume newer masts would be lighter.

4. I had more like a 20 mile hike home. I don't think it is legal keep in mind, I believe short of hiring someone to move it for you or hiring a police escort or having the proper trailer to carry... Traveling at 4 am, I used a friends pickup truck with a rack that extended over the cab, about 20' long support, then strapped a 40' aluminum ladder to the rack and the mast to the ladder. About 10' of overhang over the truck length front and back, not too bad. On the return trip I used a car carrier trailer, the ladder and a ropes with a center pole to hold the ends up like bridge supports. Again, at 4 am. No issues.

1968 Bristol 32 Keel/Crb Hull 26
Narragansett Bay RI USA
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