Originally Posted by peteh007
Whats involved in Pulling the Stick on a Helia. Cost and setup? Perhaps in FL?
Im hoping to take a Helia inland on the circle loop, for fun. And don't want to impale the bridges..
Is it easy to take the mast and standing Rigging
out and store it for a year in FL?
Alright Pete, no worries...
While I am in Oz now, in the early 1990's I was in the Florida
Intercoastal for a couple of years and sailed out of Daytona north and south....
Now on pulling the stick, if you choose to, I cannot comment on whether you should or not but it would be easier.. But do not fear pulling the stick.
It is an electrical
unhook behind the Main Salon
settee possibly, but mostly in the starboard generator
locker in those boxes on the bulkhead between there and the anchor locker
You mark the turnbuckles on the deck
with electric tape, so you know how far to wind
them back on. You leave the main on the boom and unload the whole thing down onto the coach roof. With a Pro, about two hours start to finish, by yourself maybe three with a helper. Tape up and label all the wiring
, leave the halyards in place inside the mast and securely tied off, and easy-peasy she comes down no worries.. Get it all ready, turnbuckles slacked off and main boom off and you minimize the crane hire to about an hour minimum...
Allow maybe a half hour to stand her up and the three hours to re-rig, maybe another hour to hook up the wiring
and all done. You have nothing to fear.
Kind regards, Helia 44, still the best Cat in the world for the money!!!