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David_Old_Jersey 27-07-2009 06:31

Mast Lowering - Neat, Permanent A-Frame
Just come accross this 27' footer with a very neatly done permanent A frame for lowering and raising the mast. Boat was apparently based in Holland (lots of Bridges!), hence the mod.

Not sure how useful for all you world girdlers :p, but IMO so neatly done worth sharing :)

Boat is a Halycon 27 (designed by Alan Buchanan) presently for sale in the UK at 9,750 from these guys (Loads more pics):

Halcyon 27 for sale - Yachtsnet Ltd. online UK yacht brokers - yacht brokerage and boat sales

bitman 27-07-2009 07:54

we use to have a system like that on a stavorense kotter 1040 (dutch steel motor sailor) with wooden masts. this was for the main mast. it was working well and bear in mind that a wooden mast is heavy. we could do the with 2 persons. i have no pictures of this as it was in the 80s, sorry.

you connect the forestay (roller genua) on the A frame and of you go. :)

Morgan Paul 27-07-2009 08:55

The big a$$ boarding ladder caught my eye.

roverhi 27-07-2009 11:46

They must let the boat dry out regularly. With big tides, you can let the boat go high and dry with shear legs to keep it upright. Need a way to get on and off the boat when the deck is seven or eight feet above you. Only reason I can see for such a long and elaborate board ladder. Looks like this owner has built himself a completely self sufficient boat, screw the boatyard costs.

I do like Alan Buchanon designs.

Peter O.

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