Join Date: Feb 2010
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 8
It can be done with a tabernacled mast and the proper rigging. The trick on that large a boat is to use the boom as a gin-pole and lower the mast to (or raise it from) the fore-deck/bow, rather than the cockpit/stern. You also have to make sure that the upper shrouds have a pivot point in them exactly in line with the pivot point of the tabernacle (i.e., usually a foot or so above where the shrouds attach to the chainplates), and guy-lines from the shroud pivot points to the end of the boom.
Here's a video
of just such a set-up in use on a Nor'Sea 27.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
Last edited by SlowButSteady; 01-16-2012 at 02:17 AM.