Mast upside down

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Mast upside down

Post by Neo » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:53 am

Hi All,

I saw this photo today....
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  • Does anyone else travel with their mast like this?
    Does the base turn all the way round?
    Is it easier to push along the roller when raising
I guess once all the rigging wires are off there's nothing to catch or tangle when pushing the mast to and from the base?

All the best.
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Re: Mast upside down

Post by kadet » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:03 am

Must be a pain to rotate back with the spreaders and furler though :|

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:37 am

Looks like it's on its side, with the spreaders rotated a bit.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Neo » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:42 am

Yes ... I think you are right Tom.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Rumdirty » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:57 am

I just jimmie my spreaders under my life lines. Don't think I'd want to deal with having to rotate the entire mast and furler.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by RussMT » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:14 am

I take my spreaders off. Makes it easier to manage the rigging. Just 2 bolts, 2 minutes.

Sometimes my mast will turn upside down with track facing up.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by RobertB » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:48 am

That mast is definitely mounted upside down - look at the mast base mounted above the pulpit. I agree, a royal pain to lift and rotate 180 degrees. So much easier to unpin spreaders.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Catigale » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:09 am

I had a very different picture in my head when I read this thread title... :D :D :D

I once pulled my genny into the CDI fuller on anchor in full view of the C Group sailors only to find the sail was upside down...


:x :x :x

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by BOAT » Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:24 pm

Really, to all of you. I think this is very strange - I can think of absolutely no GOOD reason to put the mast down like that and I have never ever had my mast go upside down or have the furler go upside down or anything like that. I have no idea why any of that would happen and the picture of the boat with the spreaders upside down is psycho - that's just wrong.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:27 pm

Look where the masthead (steaming) light is.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by seahouse » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:23 pm

The mast base plate spins freely on the mast, it can face any direction easily, and so doesn't give any indication of the direction the mast is facing. The steaming light does, though.

Short of removing the spreaders, rotating the mast 180 degrees, and re-inserting the spreaders for trailering, I think it would be a whole lot of trouble to lift the entire mast high enough to clear the spreaders so that you could rotate the mast, and wind (or tangle) the stays, and put it back down again.

Maybe this was done to wind the stays up to take out the slack so they don't rub on the gel coat during trailering(?)

It looks, from the padding on the spreaders, that it is a concern.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by kadet » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:47 am

Look at the tension on the starboard lifeline the first bump is going to bend that spreader :?

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Sea Shadow » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:11 am

I take my spreaders off using quick release pins. Saves all the mucking around with lifelines, spreaders etc...

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by Catigale » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:26 am

I put Pelicans on all my lifelines which makes getting on the boat, trailering, and putting a dinghy. On foredeck all EZPZ. Since I had three reasons for the mod plus it let me use my Dremel tool, it happened.

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Re: Mast upside down

Post by BOAT » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:40 pm

Catigale wrote:I put Pelicans on all my lifelines which makes getting on the boat, trailering, and putting a dinghy. On foredeck all EZPZ. Since I had three reasons for the mod plus it let me use my Dremel tool, it happened.

Yes, this is the best way, those charlie the pelican hooks work real good. I went one step further: on 'boat' when the pelican hooks are released you can then also slide the upper 2 thirds of the rear stanchions right off the boat and let them hang to the ground (the rear stanchions have sleeves inside of them) - this way the spreaders don't even touch the stanchions when rolling the mast. I leave the stanchions off when trailering too so when i get to the ramp the mast is ready to roll. When trailering I just lay them down between the winch and the deck hatch and they stay put on any bumpy road. When i get to the ramp I just toss them overboard so they are out of the way. After the mast is up I just pull them back up by their cable and slide them right back onto the stanchion sleeve. It's eliminated all stoppings when rolling the mast and I also don't need to lift the mast up high anymore to get over stuff. I usually have the mast up within 10 minutes of getting to the boat launch. (It's all the OTHER rigging that takes me so long!) :?

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