Tartan 27' owner
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We pulled the mast on our 1967 Tartan 27' (#328) this past fall using our clubs mast pulling crane. The crane top is above the spreaders and has like a 6:1 purchase. It took 4 guys to move the mast to where it is still sitting once plucked from the boat. Previously I have had the boatyard use a crane to pull the mast.
This past fall we found soil (rotted wood) at the mast step and will also be rebuilding the step. I am also not sure of the original dimensions of the mast step but I am thinking about using Ipe or Ironwood to make a replacement step. One problem is that if the new mast foot is too high (too large) then the existing shrouds and stays may not fit or at least the turnbuckles will need to be totally reset.
Have you joined the T27Owners group we have going over on Yahoo? Someone over there may have been there and done this and knows the height and size of the mast step.
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