hauling with mast stepped but lowered

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Re: hauling with mast stepped but lowered

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Re: hauling with mast stepped but lowered

Post by leefrankpierce »

Seems there is a story on the forum about someone having portlights in the side and sinking their boat when one opened, presumably when heeled far to that side.I always wondered how close to the water we get our rub-rails.

Worried about the mast mounting point, it is not designed to resist up pressures.

I can imagine someone in a Cabover not seeing the mast and getting the mast through the windshield.

Pulling with a Mini-Van?
My 4-WD 1500 suburban has a hard enough time keeping the rig under control, never bought into the adds using a car to tow.
I do like the 2 axle trailer, possibly that helps enough.
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Re: hauling with mast stepped but lowered

Post by Ixneigh »

Concur with others this is a bad idea, although comforting to know that the mast base is far more robust that I gave it credit for

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Re: hauling with mast stepped but lowered

Post by PhysicsTeacher »

A few years ago I was at Harrison Lake (in British Columbia) getting ready to rig my :macx: . Suddenly a vehicle towing an :macx: pulled up next to me with his mast in the same position as the original poster mentioned.
The owner lived about 2 blocks from the boat ramp, and always trailered his boat that way. In addition, he had a back injury, so he was unable to raise the mast. Instead, he had an electric winch on his trailer. He attached the winch to the mast in the same location as the mast-raising system, hopped back onto the ground, and . . . bbzzzppt, up rose the mast, perfectly in place. He pinned his furler to the foredeck, and drove down the ramp to launch, about 10 minutes after his arrival.

I have to admit, his setup was pretty slick. :)


Bonus: I got into the water around 45 minutes later, and then I caught up to him on the lake. He was having motor issues and could only go in reverse. So, after all that, I reached our destination about 30 minutes before he did. 8)
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Re: hauling with mast stepped but lowered

Post by DaveC426913 »

PhysicsTeacher wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:13 pm The owner lived about 2 blocks from the boat ramp,
In my case, it was a very built up area in megacity Toronto. Nevermind the risk to the mast - I can't see how this guy even cornered without taking out a condo or two.

Oh. Did I forget to mention that the whole neighborhood is laced with high voltage overhead streetcar power lines?
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