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|12-18-2011 04:11 PM|
Originally Posted by PaulSims View Post
|12-18-2011 02:04 PM|
|PaulSims||I took the rigging off when I first got it and tried to raise it from the back. The angle and height of the pop top makes it nearly impossible. You almost have to have the mast straight up before you can get it to line up with the pin hole on the mast step.|
|12-18-2011 01:35 PM|
|12-18-2011 11:03 AM|
|Southron Spirit||cool! can you post a video|
|12-18-2011 12:58 AM|
|windyway||Looks lame to me! Mine is wayyyyy easier than all that.|
|12-17-2011 09:06 PM|
|Southron Spirit||How to Lower a Sailboat Mast - YouTube|
|12-15-2011 10:03 PM|
2) I would try & fix it! Use the old parts that you can't buy & buy new parts that match the old rusted ones, ie shop around
3)I lay the mast down AFT but built a collapsible crutch that sits in the cockpit drain holes & attaches to the transom on the table fitting. Make sure the sliding plate under the boom on the mast is all the way up close to where the boom attaches, and also make sure the side stays are not jammed up but pointing AFT.
What is the board and winch trick?? Post a link if you can.
|12-14-2011 08:20 PM|
North American/Spirit 23' Sloop (sailboat) resource page
Glad to see this thread is up.
|12-11-2011 09:37 AM|
any idea how the stainless steel wire attaches to the swing keel it's on the trailer no way to see it .
is it treaded through the keel and then held on with cable clamps ?
does it have a loop crimped on and attached with a shackle ?
i am going to take the basic keel boat course in jan . so my boat wont be in the water before that , it's doubtful i will be getting in the water to look at it unless its a emergency .
|12-03-2011 09:54 PM|
|makenmend||welcome,fairly new here myself, still some work to do before I can launch. On the winch,mine dosn't look at all special, I think a small regular boat winch would be more than adequate. Does your centre board raise/lower OK with the 1/4'' rope ? if so I would be inclined to replace it anually or go back to stainless wire.|
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