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How often do you take your mast down?

How often do you take your mast down and while its down what sort of things do you do as maintenance. If you leave it up is there anything you do as preventative maintenance?

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

Every winter here in Maine. Mast, boom, vang, sails and all standing and running rigging get stored indoors at 50F minimum.

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

Yearly. I store unheated indoors. Close to same cost for shrink wrap.

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

Every year



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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; All the vessels I have worked of owned have all pulled the masts durring the end of season for maintanace and checking by survayer (commercial sailing 72' gaff sail training ) my boat to check for damage or singns fatigue and regreeceing of all the sheaves rope replacement Ect. Ect. Ect AS ALWAYS GO SAFE
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I was told by the surveyor who surveyed my boat this tear attleast every'4 years
Mine is keel stepped so i' mayndo it more often i have to'see

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

Usually never, we only haul out for a week every 3-4 years for paint and whatever below water preventative maintenance seems prudent to go another 3-4 years.
Boats here are sailed year round, what would be the purpose of pulling the mast if there isn't anything wrong with it ?

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

i take the mast out every fall and store it at the marina, then haul the boat home on my 6 wheel 12,000 lb capacity trailer.

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

Have never done it, to date. I do an annual inspection of the mast and rigging from a bosun's chair. Every other year, I have a rigger do an inspection (good to have another pair of eyes take a look). I plan to replace my standing rigging 2 to 4 years from now. Will remove and inspect the mast then as well as replace some wiring and upgrade the wire terminals at the base of the mast.

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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

My boat is a 1973 Morgan and the mast has never been taken down.
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