I'm sailing my boat
to Cebu later this year for some refit work
that will take a year or two.
One of the projects I am planning is to add a huge 20' x 25' hardtop canopy and somehow blend my pilot house into it... haven't figured the pilot house transition part yet. I need to raise the boom a minimum of 34" to make this work
. I could always order a new mast
but fiscally that wouldn't be sensible. I came up with a number of solutions including a recut of the main and spindle it wraps on to (in-mast furler
, raising the worm drive gear
up higher in the mast). However, a delivery skipper
that I conversing with, who I met while there in Cebu, suggested that I use a pedestal
. He said one can be fabricated and I can mount the mast
to that. Said he's see it before.
I have dyneema/ Colligo rigging
that is reaching the end of it's life so I need to replace the dyneema
next year anyway so all this would mean is that I extend the rigging
and maybe order a new dyform forestay for the added length. I'm thinking of maybe a 4' pedestal
Has anyone see this? I can't find any pics of it on the internet
I have time to figure all this out as this will be the last project
we do but I wanted to engage the group on here and see if anyone has an ideas. I will likely relocate the traveler to the canopy or go with a more modern setup (none of the multihulls seem to use travelers anymore, rather use a set of larger blocks and sheets
to one point to starboard and port. But all this will require me to re-engineer the setup so that all lines lead to the cockpit
I want the canopy to fit the boat
, not look like an afterthought, and have a tremendous amount of rake to go with it.
Thanks for any advice