Monday, August 01, 2016

Lowering the Mast

It's a whole lot easier now. If you look under the stern, you can see a small wooden stand that keeps the boat from tipping back as I walk aft of the trailer wheels.

I just run a line from the fore-stay through the bow plate to the mast. Then I can release the fore stay from the bottle screw, and it's held at the mast. Once I am ready to drop the mast I release the line holding the forestay and just ease it back.

No more A Frame and pulleys.

I'm not at all sure I will be able to do this in 20 years time, but it's good for now.

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