SailNet Community - View Single Post - Transporting Mast on Boat
View Single Post
Old 03-12-2003
jklewissf jklewissf is offline
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
jklewissf is on a distinguished road
Transporting Mast on Boat

I used to routinely transport my NorSea 27 on its trailer. The mast was supported on each end by the bow pulpit and the stern rail. It flexed a lot as it bounced along the highway so I made a brace that looked like a giant slingshot and bolted it in the tabernacle where the mast mounted. That seemed to solve the problem.

I also left the rigging on the mast while transporting it. Just take a bag of wire ties and connect the loosly coiled rigging to the life lines so the wires dont chafe the fiberglass. When you get to your destination take a pair of diagonal cutters and snip the wire ties.

Bags of wire ties are cheap at costco.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook