Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Buffalo, N.Y.
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Question for the trailer sailors
I have decided to keep my 26ft swing keel trailer sailor on the trailer at a marina with a private launch this year instead of at a dock. I will have to launch and recover it each time I go out but wont have to raise and lower the mast unless I want to take it to a different lake. Today I a purchased an electric boat wench to get her back on the trailer by remote control (got a good deal on the floor model). It's rated for 3000 pounds which I think is plenty for my boat. My question is how many people use their wench to raise and lower their mast. There is no system besides brute strength right now But I have been thinking up a system using the trailer wench attached to my forward stay. This would just make me even more mobile. I currently sail exclusively on lake Erie but would like to travel to the finger lakes, or lake Ontario. This would make it muck more possible if I can raise the mast by myself. Looking for any thoughts of suggestions.