Mast Support During Trailering - SailNet Community
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By windyway
  • 1 Post By windyway
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-18-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
windyway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West coast lower mainland British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 260
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Mast Support During Trailering

I've been requested to describe how I support the mast while trailering, so I've attached a few pictures.

All stays & sheets remain on the mast. The forestay is the only one disconnected from the bow, & the side stays remain attached but are are loosened only.

The front support telescopes up about 4' from a point just above the electric winch. The pin currently holding the mast base to the support is used to pin the extended pole. (with the pulley on top of it) I clamp the forestay with this winch cable to haul the mast up (or lower) into position. I can do this single hand.

The mid position support (made from a 2X6 & galvanized steel)uses the mast base pins to hold it in place with a 1" strap wrapped around the mast.

The aft support telescopes up about 3' for raising / lowering the mast. Notice the rubber roller on top of it. It sits inside the curved aft drain gutter and is pinned to the table support loop for support. Made from a 2X4 I've had to adapt it to fit with the aft traveler There is also a 1" strap wrapped around the mast.
These steps are what I do to raise the mast:

1) Release all the straps holding the mast to all the supports.
2) Remove the center support.
3) Raise & pin the aft support with the mast on it.
3) Release the mast base from the FWD support & roll it back on the aft support rubber roller.
4) Insert the large pin through the mast base and the deck plate.
5) Raise the FWD mast support (with pulley on top of it) & pin it.
6) Tie the winch cable approx 6 Ft up the forestay while the mast is resting on the AFT roller.
7) Push the winch button, hold the mast & while watching, raise carefully & make sure no cables are twisted.
8) Pin the small pin to the mast base.
9) Tighten all the standing rigging.

Note: When raising or lowering the mast ensure the companionway hatch is fully aft.

Hope this helps someone. This setup allows me to easily raise & lower the mast alone and in perfect safety.
Attached Thumbnails
Frt Support1.jpg   Mid Support1.jpg   Aft Support1.jpg  
Southron Spirit likes this.

Last edited by windyway; 05-14-2013 at 01:29 PM. Reason: Added Steps for Raising
windyway is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 09-19-2012
Member
 
blobaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Mast Support During Trailering

Everybody wants your knowledge these days

Seriously though, your setup is much better than mine. I just tie my mast to the side deck and run it along the cockpit. Secured on the ends to the cleats, and in the middle to the life line stays.

After doing a few more in the water upgrades I may try to replicate your setup. I do not trailer often though so no rush.

Thanks for all your good info windyway!
blobaugh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 09-19-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
windyway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West coast lower mainland British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 260
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Mast Support During Trailering

Quote:
Originally Posted by blobaugh View Post
Everybody wants your knowledge these days
Thanks
Southron Spirit likes this.
windyway is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 12-18-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
windyway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: West coast lower mainland British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 260
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Mast Support During Trailering

I added the steps I do to raise the mast, hope it's not confusing...
windyway is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailering a boat - How to step the mast upon arrival (oriental, nc) synapse General Discussion (sailing related) 11 12-21-2011 01:08 AM
Cal 20 mast support question herocomplex Cal 2 06-11-2010 02:30 PM
replacing mast support Krow Gear & Maintenance 3 01-04-2010 02:06 PM
moving support for deck stepped mast ramminjammin Sailboat Design and Construction 11 12-03-2009 01:05 PM
Cal 34 deck/mast support Jrod63 General Discussion (sailing related) 4 09-22-2006 01:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome