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Old 25-12-2019, 17:08   #16
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Re: Climbing a mast from another boat

Tie your boat to the marina, walk the main halyard to the adjacent pontoon, haul the mast top to you, the hull will rotate, totally doable, feet stay on terra firma.
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Old 25-12-2019, 19:08   #17
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My O'day 25 mast weighted 65lbs and I easily moved it from horizontal position lying on deck down to the ground and back up all by myself. I would believe your 22' boat mast weighs less than that so there is no reason two healthy adults can't unstep it using the previous suggestions.
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Old 25-12-2019, 21:50   #18
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Re: Climbing a mast from another boat

Birds destroyed my Windex during the crossing from Mexico to Hawaii.


It's funny how we thinks such things are important. There was sailing before these "critical" things became available. Watching the top of your mast is not as important as watching your sails.
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Re: Climbing a mast from another boat

Iíd go up the mast of the bigger boat, holding a halyard from the smaller boat in my hand, then when at the right height, Iíd just pull on the halyard.

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Re: Climbing a mast from another boat

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Tie your boat to the marina, walk the main halyard to the adjacent pontoon, haul the mast top to you, the hull will rotate, totally doable, feet stay on terra firma.
i did this myself a long time ago with a little 25'. first 45 degrees or so wasn't too hard, but as the keel really started to work it become progressively more difficult. Got it over eventually to replace the windex, but it was a serious struggle.

think the tip here is to haul it over to a relatively high wharf instead of eg a floating pontoon.

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For what itís worth: I was going to have an additional block and halyard installed for a sock cover for my roller furler on my fractional rigged jib. My mast is just slightly under 30 ft. In length from deck to masthead. The marina boatyard crew would be doing this work and their means of accomplishing this is with use of a bosunís chair. I questioned them regarding whether the size of the mast would endure the weight of the worker and was told that there would not be a problem. They said that it is a great deal more of a job to step the mast while the boat is in her slip than to do it this way.
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Iíve done this a couple of times, helping fellow sailors retrieve halyards. Not a problem. When you start up the other boatís mast in your bosunís chair, pass a loop of line around your boatís outermost shroud. When you get to the top of your mast, pull yourself over to your masthead with this line. If you have someone to help, have them move, carefully, to your side of your boat to bring your masthead closer ( if you need it).
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put her on a beach at high tide??
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Unless your boat’s mast is extremely short FeedomCat, it won’t be possible, since typical total range is about 4 feet.
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Sometimes auto type correct is not good. My response should have read “tidal range.” Sorry ‘bout that.
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Unless your boatís mast is extremely short FeedomCat, it wonít be possible, since typical total range is about 4 feet.


I think Freedom cat was suggesting that a monohull will lay over as the tide goes down.

Youíd still need a pretty big ladder.
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Oh, I see. Right
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Re: Climbing a mast from another boat

Unstep the mast. There is other stuff up there you need to check, anyway. Take your time. Get a buddy to help if you have never done it before. If it is deck stepped, piece of cake. Keel stepped isn't that much harder though.
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