Does anybody know the weight of the mast (standard rig)? Mine is currently lying down on top of the boat (far, far from a crane) and I need to lift it off but need to know the weight before devising a plan.
I currently have my mast on sawhorses for the first time. Similar boat...a Cal 2-27. I haven't lifted the whole mast, but I have lifted each end while working on it. I would be very surprised if it weighed more than 80 pounds or so.
Correct. well less than 100 lbs. It should be very moveable while down by one person.
If you need to put it up yourself, that is a different story... but we have a couple club members that have done it.. with 3 people.
I've been stepping my own mast which is 4 feet shorter, solo (using an A-frame). So its very doable.
I remember the Catalina 25 tall mast being about 100lbs, and the Catalina 27 uses a similar extrusion that is a couple of feet longer.
Looking on Rig-Rite the mast sections for other similar 27' boats appear to weigh 2.5-3lbs per foot. The mast is about 33' long (standard mast, tall is longer), which would be about 85-100lbs. Add spreaders, masthead, halyards, and rigging which probably add another 15-20lbs.