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Re: Went up the mast :-(

Dave,

Did you get a picture of the masthead that you can share? We had a rigger go up our mast after we had some issues with one of the sheaves. When he got down, he reported the masthead could not be worked on w/o dropping the mast. I did so that off season only to find out the masthead was designed to be completely accessible while stepped. The rigger missed 2 - 9/16" nuts that held a cap on top of the mast step. Once these are backed off, the sheaves are readily serviceable.

No hard feelings as I didn't know either and wanted to inspect the rigging that off season anyway. I'm sure there are a lot of different designs out there, and nothing seems obvious when you're 50' in the air on a 1/2" line.

Point being, put some photo's up if you have them and maybe someone here has seen your setup before.

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Re: Went up the mast :-(

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Dave,

Did you get a picture of the masthead that you can share? We had a rigger go up our mast after we had some issues with one of the sheaves. When he got down, he reported the masthead could not be worked on w/o dropping the mast. I did so that off season only to find out the masthead was designed to be completely accessible while stepped. The rigger missed 2 - 9/16" nuts that held a cap on top of the mast step. Once these are backed off, the sheaves are readily serviceable.

No hard feelings as I didn't know either and wanted to inspect the rigging that off season anyway. I'm sure there are a lot of different designs out there, and nothing seems obvious when you're 50' in the air on a 1/2" line.

Point being, put some photo's up if you have them and maybe someone here has seen your setup before.

Good luck
Point well taken, THANK YOU! I'm going up tomorrow night to see if the lube I laid down did any good. I'll take the camera (wanted pictures of the view anyway) and look at things again closely.

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Re: Went up the mast :-(

Found this after the fact, it's the breakout of the masthead used on our boat. If you dig around the site you may find yours. Look under the "Spars" section then dig down by manufacturer.

Don't forget - in the event you can get into your masthead, you can't work on the sheave you're using for the ascender...



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