[Rhodes22-list] Mast Crutch
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Tue Apr 17 17:27:41 EDT 2018
Mid mast support
On long trips we also use mid mast support. It is easy to construct with 2x4 s
Red right returning
> On Apr 17, 2018, at 4:38 PM, Stephen Staum <snstaum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mine is in my yard and the rain has stopped. The mast sits 61" above the
> transom on Stan's crutch. I tow this way as well and have never had a
> height problem. I did fabricate a 4" x 4" support beam that bolts to the
> mast mount and prevents excessive bowing of the mast. Stan says the mid
> support is not necessary but I feel better.
> Stephen Staum
> s/v Carol Lee 2
> Needham, MA
> *Stephen Staum*
> *Pariser Industries, Inc.*
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:37 AM, Mark Olson <Mark-Olson at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I have been raising my mast without a crutch. I have one person stand at
>> stern and raise it then hold as I tighten the winch which then takes over.
>> But I think a crutch would be much better. I've looked and there are good
>> ideas of what to build but I don't see any mention of height. Does anyone
>> have an opinion what a good minimum would be?
>> I'm thinking of using it for transporting as I only move it twice a year.
>> Once to Nyack, NY and once back. The trip is about 35 miles. I'm not sure
>> what the clearance is on the route so I want to know the minimum that would
>> work well.
>> Mark Olson
>> S/V Satchmo
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