Mast Stepping - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2001
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DrJill is on a distinguished road
Mast Stepping

I have a 20ft daysailor. I am 5ft2 and even with help have a hard time stepping the mast. I was wondering if there is a product available that aids in stepping a mast?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 05-05-2001
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,534
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
Mast Stepping

Unless you build a tabernacle to pivot the mast in, your best bet may be a sixpack (perhaps more)of good beer and something good(better than chips)to eat. Setting up a gin-pole (not alcohol-related) for a mast that small would add more complications than it was worth. If the tabernacle or brew routes don''t appeal, perhaps rigging a tackle with an attached cam cleat between a raised halyard and the bow would make swaying it up easier. You can hoist in small increments and it will be cleated after each pull. Sometimes installing only the windward shrouds before the mast is raised avoids compression problems with forward lowers, which can make mast raising tricky. You then need to maintain some side pressure to make sure the mast doesn''t lean to windward and keep going...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 05-14-2001
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
oldjimt is on a distinguished road
Mast Stepping

I have a Picnic 17 with a 23'' mast that uses a tabernacle and even this arrangement is not a one-man operation. I''ve spent many hours trying to rig something I could use alone with no success so far. The main problem is keeping the mast from falling to either side while its being raised. I''d appreciate hearing from anyone who has successfully solved this problem.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ? Mrs Mutiny Boat Review and Purchase Forum 24 10-05-2009 07:55 PM
which 38ft boat? bluewaterdreamer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 10-03-2007 12:54 PM
30ft Catalina BigRuss Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 09-09-2006 05:33 PM
what mast? jrwright Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 03-14-2004 08:19 PM
Is one better than the other? gandydancer Gear & Maintenance 7 07-11-2002 06:08 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.