SailNet Community

SailNet Community (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/)
-   C400 (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/c400/)
-   -   Tabernacle Mast - Pros/Cons (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/c400/66938-tabernacle-mast-pros-cons.html)

jedowden 08-01-2010 01:58 PM

Tabernacle Mast - Pros/Cons
 
Hi there, in the market for a Cat 400. I found one with a tabernacle mast...should I be worried about anything? Specifically, will it be stronger or weaker than a keel stepped mast, and will it effect resale value either way?

Thanks in advance,
Josh

BlueWaterBlair 10-04-2010 10:16 PM

Josh,

IMHO, the only reason to purchase a boat w/t-mast, is if you are gonna be slipped somewhere that you have to go under a bridge, and need to lower the mast.

By any chance you looking at Mercy Mercy in Wilmington, CA?
If yes, probably a little room to negotiate on the price.

BWB

jackdale 10-04-2010 11:18 PM

Bill Crealock designed his boats with deck stepped (tabernacle) masts as does Kai Gustafson of Nauticat fame. These masts were not meant to be lowered under bridges. A well designed deck stepped mast has great integrity.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012