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|10-18-2010 06:41 PM|
Glorious TRIP! We drove out to upstate NY to meet Ken and Robyn who own a sister ship. They are prepping their boat for canal cruising so won't need sails and such. I can not thank them enough for their hospitality! We ended up coming home with a beautiful mast, a new sail inventory, rudder and all rigging. I'm stoked, the amount of work and head scratching this trip has saved us is simply not re-payable. Thanks Ken and Robyn!!! Onto the pictures, some said it couldn't be done, others wondered how! We didn't get that many looks, I was hoping for a thumbs up from fellow sailors on the freeway - but didn't pass any I guess?
The day before we left for home, we did get to visit this...
On our way home, somewhere in NY/PA, can't remember...
Home sweet home!
|10-12-2010 08:31 AM|
Originally Posted by sailor50 View Post
|10-11-2010 07:00 PM|
Hope it doesn't rain, literally, on your parade.
Keep us posted.
|10-11-2010 06:51 PM|
|10-11-2010 05:27 PM|
Here's the finished product! It's drives great and articulates like it should. We took our old mast out for a shake down run. No problems whatsoever.
A closer look at my contraption. It pivots on a 3/8" bolt. I used a pressure treated 2x6 board.
To clamp the mast in, I run a piece of all thread through the top of the angle brackets and squeeze the mast in. Of course I wrap carpet around the mast being careful not to over tighten and crimp it. Works like a charm!
|09-14-2010 09:57 PM|
Originally Posted by DropTop View Post
|09-14-2010 01:57 PM|
I think you'll need to rig up a way for the mast to poviot on both the trailer end, and the roof end. ffiill's comment about hanging it sounds the easiest, build a tripod rig that fits on the roof rack, and hang the mast from the top, with a downhaul to hold it tight so it doesn't bounce up, and something similar on the trailer. support the mast with a long 2x4 or 2x6 so it doesn't bend from being supported only on the ends, and you should be fine.
p.s. don't forget the red flags on the ends. they are required in many states...
|09-14-2010 01:47 PM|
How are you going to allow for the mast to slide?
As you turn, the end of the trailer will get closer to the front of your tow vehicle.
Is it a straight tow?
Edit: missed the link below the photo...
|09-14-2010 01:12 PM|
Originally Posted by CaptKermie View Post
I've ordered my Thule components for my racks and will be using a trailer to haul/support the rest of the mast. Should work out ok. If I had a full size truck i'd be doing what Tommays did.
|09-13-2010 10:30 PM|
|heinzir||I hauled my 28' mast on the empty boat trailer. I used a 2 X 6 on edge fastened across the bunk boards as a yoke to support the aft end. I cut a notch in the yoke that was the same shape as the mast cross-section to keep it from twisting.|
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