my gin pole !! Left it at a boat ramp
.. Was a nice pole as well, welded with a pin that fit perfectly into a drilled hole in my mast
, it came with the boat
when I bought it, worked flawlessly. Definitely need it to lift/lower my mast
Anyone have any ideas on building a new one ? I have some good thick galvanized pipe from another project
that will be long enough but I'm scratching my head
at the moment as to what to do next.
I was thinking of cutting and threading the pipe and use a "T" and some pipe on either end cut to the width of my mast and drill some holes into the pipes attached to the "T" and buy some long threaded bolts and a clamp so I can tighten the clamp around the mast with wing nuts. On the other end of the pipe use another T that I can pass the halyard
through or over and so on..I could be overthinking it though.
Our local welder is as slow as mud getting anything done thatís small and simple (ask him to build you davits
or a T top and heís on top of it lol) so I'm wondering if I can build a gin pole without having to get anything welded.
Any Ideas would be most appreciated. I did a general search on the topic but could'nt find many post on the subject.