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Old 14-11-2017, 11:03   #1
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Looking to cut mast

We are looking to have our mast cut to an ICW-friendly height. Has anyone out there had this done to their 420 anywhere in the Norfolk, VA area?
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:32   #2
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Re: Looking to cut mast

Have I got a deal for you!! Just bring her down to BVI and I'll give you your choice of either a ~25' or ~30' mast (customized by Irma) free of charge. You'll need to cover the costs of fitting to your fine vessel but I'll 'dispose' of your take-off on my dime.

Let me know when you'll be there and I'll do everything I can to line up the already extremely busy riggers and cranes.
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Re: Looking to cut mast

From another forum,


Here is a modified version of my earlier response...remember we have a 2015 450.

We gofrom the Chesapeake to Florida...often Key West. The ICW bridges in myexperience are almost all 65' or maybe a little higher...except for two frommemory...the Wilkerson Bridge (64') at the south end of the Alligator/PungoCanal (STM 126) and one just north of Lake Worth/West Palm Beach in Floridawhich to me at least seems closer to 63'.

We got an ICW friendly mast shipped from Lagoon but even that made menervous....especially in Florida last autumn/early winter where too much rainand tides way higher than normal made it really tricky when wind, current, tideand mast height were all working against me. I believe we had around 18"cut from the top of the mast.....nothing else was touched...standing riggingetc. The existing sail was recut to fit and works fine. Nance and Underwood inFort Lauderdale did it and did a fine job and fairly quickly - a few days only- mast off - then cut - then back on. I am very doubt we loseperformance a little but we get the opportunity to see the parts of the worldthat we love. Cost around $5000-6000 including sail work.

all the best.
Michael Levy
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