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Old 14-12-2010, 07:09   #1
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Forestay Option for One-Man Stepping

I am going to add a tabernacle to the mast of my Hunter 26.5 as I need to be able to raise and lower the mast easily. I am thinking of perhaps hooking the Forestay up to a winch.
My thinking is that I would use a remote control and have enough cable to allow the mast to lower to about 75% and then just secure the mast to yoke on an A-frame. Reason for this is to navigate under a couple of low bridges. As far as tuning goes I thought I would just take tension measurements on currently tuned mast stays. Then on my first tensioning continue monitoring until I reach proper tension then mark the stay.
Any and all thoughts welcome.
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Well the first suggestion is find a dock/slip whatever to tie up to thats fairly sheltered when you get past that final bridge..
A rocky 25ftr.. and it will rock enough with just you moving about... is not the best option for raising/lowering... till your much more practised at least
As for tensioning... I do mine by sight and feel... worked well for me over the years... but then I used to be a rigger in distant days.. amongst other things lol
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Well the first suggestion is find a dock/slip whatever to tie up to thats fairly sheltered when you get past that final bridge..
A rocky 25ftr.. and it will rock enough with just you moving about... is not the best option for raising/lowering... till your much more practised at least
As for tensioning... I do mine by sight and feel... worked well for me over the years... but then I used to be a rigger in distant days.. amongst other things lol
Yeah I kinda figured on mooring. There is a bout launch not too far out of the way.
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