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Old 05-03-2014, 01:15   #1
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How Tall is Your Mast?

Not mine, but it looks awfully tall: surely to require the railroad to raise its bridge:





Not sure how tall my mast is, and then there is the VHF antenna and lightning rod:



What's your estimate?
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Old 05-03-2014, 14:49   #2
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Re: How tall is your mast?

Do you usually raise the sail on your boat? Or primarily motor?
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Re: How tall is your mast?

^^^ Dabs,

His avatar says he has a motor vessel, although the bottom pic is surely a motor-sailer.

No idea why those pics accompany the question, either.

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Re: How tall is your mast?

> No idea why those pics accompany the question, either.

Because he likes to put at least one picture in just about every post he makes - usually of his own boat. (I frequently wonder about their relevance)
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Re: How tall is your mast?

Mine is 58.5' from the water, which makes the mast around 52'. But when you have to go up the mast it is a LOT taller from either looking up from the bottom or down from the top!
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Re: How tall is your mast?

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Mine is 58.5' from the water, which makes the mast around 52'. But when you have to go up the mast it is a LOT taller from either looking up from the bottom or down from the top!
I estimate it's the same ratio as KM to miles... 1.61...

So a 58.5' mast "feels like" 94'-2" at the top..... Sounds about right....

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72 feet
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Re: How tall is your mast?

Ann, the way he phrased that last sentence, I assumed that was a photo of his boat.

And it's rigged with a mainsail and a jib, so I'm just wondering how often he raises the sails or if they aren't all that functional.

Mast for me is around 57'.
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Re: How tall is your mast?

53' above water.
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41' ish with some bendy stuff atop
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Re: How tall is your mast?

60.5 plus antenna, so 65 ft total.

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80 ft main; 48 mizzen. No ICW for us.

The motor sailor probably gets fair help on a reach. It will also help stop the rock & roll.
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Re: How tall is your mast?

59' plus antenna. approx. 63' total
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Re: How tall is your mast?

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Do you usually raise the sail on your boat? Or primarily motor?
My boat isn't a motorsailer. It's a sail-assisted motor boat. The hull is pure motor boat. The sails are for increasing stability (reduce roll). With winds from the beam, the sails add about a half-knot assuming the boat isn't at hull/full speed.

I'd welcome hearing your estimates on how tall the mast is.
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Re: How tall is your mast?

Looks like 15-16' starting at the top of the pilothouse.
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