Originally Posted by Jim Cate
There are a number of sailing centers in teh world where many yachts must lower/raise their masts each and every time they venture out for a sail. Two that come to mind are the inner harbour in Santa Cruz California
and ____ (dammit, I can't think of the name) in Western Australia
. All these folks have arranged tabernacle systems that can be used in minutes by the onboard crews. The boats that are involved include some pretty big ones. You might benefit from some research
into their methods.
Actually, a tabernacle is not even going to be considered. My slip is 400 miles inland (by water) so having a tabernacle is not really that great of an idea. There are at least 3 bridges that the rig wouldn't clear.
I'm not too keen on having a rig with a hinged joint on the cabin
top. Not that it wouldn't be fine, just not to my liking.
I doubt I spend much time at my slip any how. But at first I'll bring her home to do any necessary work before my first cruise
I will probably store her at the river inlet if being home for short periods. I would only step her mast
when bring her up for major repairs/refit.