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Old 12-09-2014, 14:41   #1
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Hello from Jacksonville, FL

I am in the process of buying a Pacific SeaCraft 31 Mariah (1978). Would anyone out there provide a reasonable estimate of the mast weight for mast stepping purposes? Thanks
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pollyvon.
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Old 13-09-2014, 04:20   #3
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Re: Hello from Jacksonville, FL

Should be under 400 lbs, maybe close to 300. I moved the mast from my 42' Pearson with 5 people. It was about the max we could lift so estimated that one at 500-600 lbs.

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I’d guess something between 3 lbs. - 4 lbs per foot of length; so almost certainly under 200 lbs.

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1521

http://www.sparcraft.com/uk/products...perf2_2012.pdf

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Re: Hello from Jacksonville, FL

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Id guess something between 3 lbs. - 4 lbs per foot of length; so almost certainly under 200 lbs.

MARIAH 31 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

http://www.sparcraft.com/uk/products...perf2_2012.pdf

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Old 26-09-2014, 08:01   #6
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Re: Hello from Jacksonville, FL

Thanks to GordMay for the links and to SkiprJohn for the confirmation. It appears that my mast is 40-ft long with single spreaders at 20-ft. With the winches installed, the sum will probably approach SkipMac's estimate.

I have built a trailer for hauling the mast with my Elantra and was a little concerned about the weight center of gravity being higher than the trailer floor. 10-ft of the mast will extend over the car. I was hoping the total weight would be under 300-lbs for road stability. The bottom of the mast will be at the back end of the trailer (legal 3-ft hangover with red flag).

The trailer will also be the mast storage and mast inspection location with block supports to set the mast straight during storage.

Thanks again for your feed-back.
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