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Old 02-05-2011, 00:44   #1
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Lowering Mast

Am organising to pull the mast for refurb, have removed main & boom, I have 2 lower stays & 1 through spreaders, I want to get most of it done and ready before the slipway guys help me, can I undo the 2 lower stays, and if I remove the locknut mark the thread with tape, for refit as I had a rigger in Airlie retune, when we bought her, a few months before we started refit.
Also the mast base do the bolts need to be removed or does the mast just slip over a sleeve of some sort that is part of the base.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:26   #2
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Re: Mat removal Question

should be "Mast removal" not Mat, cannot edit it.
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I have sorted the title, Mike.

I would say a mast is a very heavy thing, and whilst I might get the WD40 out and make sure I can move all the fittings before I start paying the man o the crane, I wouldn't take any off. Well, perhaps the baby stays, since the sail isn't going up... but certainly not if I'm lifting the boat too...
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Re: Lowering Mast

Thanks for the edit, might just WD40 and give them a few turns to loosen up, hate to have crane sitting there doing nothing. By the way the mast is deck stepped. so am not sure how that base plate works.
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Re: Lowering Mast

You can undo the 2 lower stays prior to final dis-assembly & lowering.
The mast slips over a sleeve on the mast collar.
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Thanks Gordy, the picture explains everything, always good to know how things work before taking them apart.
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Re: Lowering Mast

What are these either side of mast, they are above spreaders right next to the cutter stay. Mast is primed all ready for me to paint this weekend, new lights, cable has arrived along with Tides sailtrack that arrived from the good ol USA, this arvo (afternoon). Am ordering LED replacement bulbs. Looking forward to putting it all together.
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Re: Lowering Mast

Check split pins will come out in a hurry too, stainless ones are tough as boots once they have been bent and its infuriating when your in a hurry and the meter is ticking. While your preparing, mark up ends of stays etc with labels to remind you when you re rig. You might think its obvious and that you will remember but it takes the guesswork out of the job specially if your paying guys to stand about while you work it out
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What are these either side of mast, they are above spreaders right next to the cutter stay. Mast is primed all ready for me to paint this weekend, new lights, cable has arrived along with Tides sailtrack that arrived from the good ol USA, this arvo (afternoon). Am ordering LED replacement bulbs. Looking forward to putting it all together.
they look like sockets for running backstays,the rigging terminals that fit in there are tee shaped with an aprox 80 degree bend,swaged onto the rigging wire.

terminal end is inserted into the hole then turned 90 degrees,giving a strong flush mast fitting.

check your lockers,you may find the ready made up stays onboard!!
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they look like sockets for running backstays,the rigging terminals that fit in there are tee shaped with an aprox 80 degree bend,swaged onto the rigging wire.

terminal end is inserted into the hole then turned 90 degrees,giving a strong flush mast fitting.

check your lockers,you may find the ready made up stays onboard!!
Thanks Atoll I think your right, I doubt they have ever been used, the Chieftains were built for the charter industry, not for racing, must just come standard with the mast.
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