Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-01-2023, 06:08   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Current mast height is 70' Catamaran. Appreciate insight if anyone's done it recently. Looking for ballpark on cost, not debate on sail performance etc., thank you.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 06:51   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 62
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Just did this last year at st Augustine. Did it the same time as standing rigging was also completed. Was 70í before without instruments. Donít forget you have to either reef or also get main resized. Very to be able to travel the Florida coast when outside would not be fun.
rtoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 06:59   #3
Moderator
 
tkeithlu's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carrabelle, Florida
Boat: Fiberglas shattering 44' steel trawler
Posts: 5,773
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

There are 29 lift bridges between Fort Worth and Miami that you will not get under even with the reduction....
__________________
Never let anything mechanical know that you are in a hurry.
tkeithlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 09:44   #4
Moderator
 
neilpride's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sxm , Spain
Boat: CSY 44 Tall rig Sold!
Posts: 3,475
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

My god, rigging, sails, furler, gosseneck,etc,, is it to cross bridges often?
neilpride is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 09:51   #5
Registered User
 
pcmm's Avatar

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Whitby, Canada
Boat: Morgan Out Island 41
Posts: 2,032
Images: 2
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkeithlu View Post
There are 29 lift bridges between Fort Worth and Miami that you will not get under even with the reduction....
I dodn't know Fort Worth was on the ICW??
pcmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 10:45   #6
Registered User
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 25,039
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Cost to have it all done? ... or will you be doing some of it? Not cheap. Taking 6 feet or so off, is a bit much.


Maybe just lay it down on some built wood supports for the trip? A cat's a pretty good motorboat anyway.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:11   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkeithlu View Post
There are 29 lift bridges between Fort Worth and Miami that you will not get under even with the reduction....
Very familiar with bridges on ICW, thanks.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:14   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
Cost to have it all done? ... or will you be doing some of it? Not cheap. Taking 6 feet or so off, is a bit much.


Maybe just lay it down on some built wood supports for the trip? A cat's a pretty good motorboat anyway.
Thanks for the reply, it sails pretty well. Planning offshore but ICW option if so choose.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:16   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkeithlu View Post
There are 29 lift bridges between Fort Worth and Miami that you will not get under even with the reduction....
Yes, very familiar with Fla bridges. Plan on offshore but option to duck in if need be, thanks.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:26   #10
Registered User
 
Bill O's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Boat: Bruce Bingham Christina 49
Posts: 3,058
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by rtoner View Post
Just did this last year at st Augustine. Did it the same time as standing rigging was also completed. Was 70í before without instruments. Donít forget you have to either reef or also get main resized. Very to be able to travel the Florida coast when outside would not be fun.

Maybe the OP needs a list of things you had to shorten the mast. Besides new sails, shortening the standing rigging and furler, moving the spreaders(?), electrical runs up the mast, what else did you need to do?

So what did that run you (ballpark)?
__________________
Bill O.
KB3YMH
https://phoenixketch.blogspot.com/
Bill O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:33   #11
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jan 2019
Boat: Beneteau 432, C&C Landfall 42, Roberts Offshore 38
Posts: 5,081
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

As above...my 2c....

Some, but not all, Florida bridges and most east coast have a 65' vertical clearance, but it varies. This is for a fixed bridge. As above, south Florida has plenty of lift bridges.

Bridges will have a sign alongside one of the bridge piers denoting vertical clearance, which will vary according to the tide.

There are several inlets you can duck into and find an anchoring spot, without having to deal with any bridges.

Me, personally, I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than take the ICW.
Besides the bridges, there are shoals, strong tides, lotsa boat traffic, etc....not for me. Done it once...never again.

Good luck to ya..
MicHughV is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:37   #12
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jan 2019
Boat: Beneteau 432, C&C Landfall 42, Roberts Offshore 38
Posts: 5,081
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Forgot to add, right at the mouth of the St. Johns River is the St. Johns Boat Company, who can likely take care of all your needs.

Could not estimate a cost, but likely several 1,000
MicHughV is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 11:55   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: LI, NY,USA
Boat: 2010 Jeanneau SO 44i
Posts: 585
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

You should sell and buy a power vessel
Kd9truck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 12:04   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kd9truck View Post
You should sell and buy a power vessel
Owned 3 power boats previously, but thanks for the recommendation.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2023, 12:11   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Boat: Leopard 38 Catamaran
Posts: 71
Re: Cost to Cut Mast for ICW

Quote:
Originally Posted by MicHughV View Post
As above...my 2c....

Some, but not all, Florida bridges and most east coast have a 65' vertical clearance, but it varies. This is for a fixed bridge. As above, south Florida has plenty of lift bridges.

Bridges will have a sign alongside one of the bridge piers denoting vertical clearance, which will vary according to the tide.

There are several inlets you can duck into and find an anchoring spot, without having to deal with any bridges.

Me, personally, I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than take the ICW.
Besides the bridges, there are shoals, strong tides, lotsa boat traffic, etc....not for me. Done it once...never again.

Good luck to ya..
Like the ICW, 3.5 draft helped. Nice little towns/stops along the way if in no hurry.
louielouie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
icw, mast

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Experience with ICW 'Rockpile' in Pine Island Cut, SC ? sgtPluck Other 25 14-01-2019 16:51
Cost to mast with in mast furling mainsail to J105? sea2ocean Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24 31-08-2018 11:09
Would you do this to cut sailing cost? Beatnik Our Community 55 07-12-2016 12:43
Possible to cut 6ft off a mast ?? capcook Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 50 26-04-2012 19:32
To Cut or Not to Cut - Underseat Cabinets Jetexas Monohull Sailboats 9 25-02-2012 20:06

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:57.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.