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post #18 of Old 06-16-2009 Thread Starter
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The boat is finally back in the water with a large stick thru the roof.
The SSI boot is on there to keep the water out till I get around to pouring the Spartite. I set up the rig as per GIU's sticky.

The 1st time around I missed the part about pulling the wedges, all was fine save for the reverse bellying of the mast.

Once I slackened everything and pulled the shims and re-tensioned once again, all looked good from a rake/prebend profile but now my mast is all the way forward in the partner (>1/4 in. clearance)

Part of me wants to leave it with the SSI boot in place, hang the sails and worry about it later.

The more intelligent side says deal with it now, slacken it off push the mast back, lengthen the furler and re-tension the rig.

So what are the chances that I will be able to shift the mast on the step, without the use of the crane. It is only about 49 ft long and aluminum.

Is it possible to lengthen the furler while it is on the boat? (Harken mark II)

Will I ever get away from the dock this year? (please don't answer that one)

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