Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
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Carrying your mast "on" deck?
I am preparing to build the crutches we plan to use to support our mast while traversing canals. I expect to be capable of un stepping the mast myself a-la Ed Zaco's rig. That transformation is underway.
We would like to spend some time traveling inland and will enjoy cruise time in our NE canals from time to time. I would like to carry the mast high enough to make getting around on deck as comfortable as possible. My plan is to build supports from aluminum pipe. I have a radar mast at the stern that can support a purchase there.
My question is about the practical height to design for. Any insights or suggestions will be welcome. The boat is an Islander 28.
Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper