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First of all, congratulations! Nice choice, looks like you picked a good one.

Removal of a deck stepped mast is an opportunity to make new friends and maybe enjoy the company of old ones. Three or four people make it an easy job.

First sails, boom, cunningham, vang, etc are been taken off the mast. Disconnect any wiring. You can do this yourself. Then you bring the boat under the mast hoist at the marina and tie off. Someone experienced is operating the hoist and directing operations. The cable is lowered from the hoist and a sling is put around it. this is then brought up under the spreaders and tensioned just enough to take up the slack in the cable. The mast and standing rigging is disconnected where it attaches to the deck. The rigging is secured to the mast temporarily with a short length of line or tape. The mast is hoisted until it is slear of the deck. It should still be bottom heavy so it won't topple so one person can handle the butt end. Hoist it up to grade level and place it in a cradle. Remove the spreaders, tie up the rigging more securely to the mast and then place it on the mast racks.

If your marina doesn't have mast racks, the mast is stored on the deck of the boat using stands at the bow and stern.

Did I forget to mention anything?

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http://www.tacktick.com/2007Tacktick...ts/default.asp

You don't need to do this but... if you really wanted to....

I don't have any experience with them but I always thought they were a cool idea. I would try to find someone with practical experience before dropping loot though.
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Kacper- I forgot to say congrats, hope all goes well. Nice boat, looks real fine! I have to agree with Cam though. I don't know your sailing experience, so I mean no offense. For a first boat, I would forgo the major electronic upgrades and save the money for the next boat (and there will be a next one!). Windex and learn how to read the water, ripples, foam, etc. You'll be a better sailor for it. Best wishes to you.

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Hmm.


Can you guys direct me to a link where I can read up on "reading water" ?

I'm always concerned about the wind speed because I like reefing early, and I thought this would be a good idea to have the wind speed display.

The only other signal for me whether I should reef or not is if the boat begins to heel over excessively on reaching tacks.

I saw those hand held wind speed things... I guess I'll try it out

The full wind speed kit would cost me around $500 - $1100 I realized today
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try this for starters
http://www.zetnet.co.uk/sigs/weather...aufort.htm#sea

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Looks like a wise choice. Congratulations.
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I'll have to ditto cam's post. I have a C 27 next to me, and I wouldn't want to tackle that mast by hand.

Good luck on the survey.

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Unstepping the mast

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Many of the former government docks in our area have small manual or electric derricks on the ends of the piers - Horseshoe Bay, Squamish for sure do. At low tide there is usually enough clearance to lift a deck stepped mast and lay it on the boat. Most of these docks have been turned over to municipalities or regional districts and there is often a nominal (modest) fee to use the crane.

It's not the weight that's the problem it's the leverage and your inability to control the drop without overhead support. Also without a tabernacle the bottom of the stick will get away from you.

But even with a smallish boat like the C27 you will need a fairly low tide to get this done. You only need to lift a couple of inches, but you need to be able to get your lifting attachment high enough on the mast for good balance (eg under the spreaders). In the past we used the Squamish crane to rig and de rig many different boats, and frequently used the hoist to lift our 2500lb Martin 242 for a pre race clean (even before they put an electric hoist in!)
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Kacper Congrats!

She looks very very nice.

I would say forget the mast head wind speed. Use a hand held if you have too.

"I'm always concerned about the wind speed because I like reefing early, and I thought this would be a good idea to have the wind speed display."

"The only other signal for me whether I should reef or not is if the boat begins to heel over excessively on reaching tacks."

You need to reef when you push hull speed. After a while you will see when the rigging is under strain and then reef/drop the main.

Hope to see you "out there" some day, I am off to the South Pacific.

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