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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By JoeLena
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Until recently I owned a Rhodes 19 and the steps posted above should work well. I could easily carry the mast around, so it is not very heavy, but quite cumbersome. It is keel stepped so up have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By paulk
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Caleb has the right idea. Lowering the mast needs to be done with the boat well stabilized in a cradle, trailer, or on poppets, so it doesn't move under you. Putting a sacrificial board down on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By CalebD
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

You say the mast is 28' long.
The specs for your boat show the "P" dimension = 24'
RHODES 19 FK sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Its not so much the weight (which isn't that much) but maintaining control as you lower it and loose leverage as it approaches horizontal. Two guys can do it easily. I once had an Oday 22 and would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By krisscross
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

I step and unstep a similar mast on my 20 foot Mirage. I unhook the forestay, hold it tout, walk back to the mast, lift it out of the step and slowly lay it down. I'm not a big guy (5'9") and it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By manatee
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Try this thread:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/105233-solo-mast-stepping-system.html

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