Originally Posted by tropicalescape
I have looked but could, like yourself find not what I thought would be an adjustable componet...My mast was made by C&C
and Ted Brewer told me that was a good thing..some had different makes of mast and that may be my problem as someone mentioned something about more or less sail being an objective to some sailers...? when I first got the boat I didnt take the topping lift
off and was sailing around with a mis-shaped sail but had plenty of head
room,then I took someone with me that had lots more time at the rudder
than I and he took it down and she did much better but she swept the cockpit clean of anything over four feet tall or so(good thing i am a midget..lol.. just kidding)There was a ad in the classified section a while back for a dodger
for an Alberg
,not sure which one but may still be avalible if you look back several months(3 or 4)..good luck..DVC
In the opposite direction:
The last owner was living aboard
without ever lifting the mast, with their propane
stored up forward by the compass
it means you can't step over the front of the cockpit, and must climb up, bend over and crouch (8 months at anchor
that way!!!) Mine clears the deck
clean as well. I will try to figure out the topping lift tonight. Having the boom over to one side made her a whole new boat, but not really feasible for a Bimini
. Is it possible to make a bimini
adjustable with zip in panels
at the bottom or something?
I think that mast is like mine, I've realized that most Albergs I've seen in ads with big biminis are using topping lifts, which explains all the mentions of can't use sails
with bimini up.
Originally Posted by SkiprJohn
Many a boat with some age have been modified by previous owners. Best thing to do is find someone with an original rigging
diagram (like a blueprint) that delineates mast height, stay and shroud
lengths and sail dimensions.
Sorry for the stupid question, but how woudl I go about measuring once I have that diagram? I'm going to dig through all the papers tonight when I'm onboard and see what I can see.