Originally Posted by Sharkyj
We only need to get down around 4 ft
Do you think that we could just lower it a few degrees at a angle so that we can get through the fixed bridge and just pull it back up.The bridge is 42 ft and the boat
is approximately 44ft can we just rig up a system for a slight lean. If so what angle degree would we need to achieve to lower our overall height to 40 ft to be safe.
Can you sketch anything
Really appreciate the advice
This is a very viable option if you do something like my suggestion or Atoll's. The closer the mast
is to vertical the less the strain there is.
A couple quick notes on the boom method. I thought a picture would be worth a thousand words but it is only if you know what you are looking for. Never use the topping lift
to the end of the boom, use the main halyard
well secured both ends. It has to be cleated to the mast
because the whole thing moves eh?
For a dedicated tabernacle mast the side stays do need to be in line with the mast step with the turnbuckles on a parallel plane.. But.....
If not you need to use side stays with adjustment. In my case I use the running backs led to tackle to adjust the varying stay length. like I said move it a bit and adjust everything.
While I agree a Prout boom is a bit short for a partial lower it wouldn't matter as much. What I would suggest is making a temp longer gin pole instead of 2 at a angle. In my case I found a suitable section tree and went logging but I live in the sticks. Remember that boom end is secured to each side with tackle to keep it in column and adjustable.
As I said yes you will have to lower your mast forward, just like a Searunner
actually but you are in luck as the mast is set up for it. Look on line for videos.