Originally Posted by atoll
thanks for the info,just noticed you have the website which i will have a look at
just one more question whilst you are online! how much does each mast weigh? and how do you re step them after trailering many thanks alex
Yup, I gotta go to work soon!
Each mast weighs just over 100 lbs. I can lift
and maneuver them around all by myself.
The tops are around 3-4" in diameter. The bottoms are around 10". Probably 3/4" thick carbon at the base.
Raphael (very smart fellow) designed some aluminum
tabernacles that live inside the hollow masts when up. They stay in the hulls when the masts are down. He also made up a hand cranked lift
to lift the mast straight up the 5-6' necessary to access the hinge part of the tabernacle. Lift the mast. Add gin pole and support lines. Rig the main halyard
around a turning block hooked to the anchor
cleat on the bow and back to the main winch
(there is only one winch
per hull). Release the locking pin. If I'm solo, I just pull on the topping lift to start the drop and ease the sheet. Simple really. I can do everything by myself!