Mast Raising Pole as Furler Support when Trailering

Published date: October 18, 2007
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

When looking at the mast raising pole recently,
it occurred to me that by adding a few eye bolts,
I could make it do double duty as a very nice
support pole for the roller furler when trailering.

I put an 8" 5/16 eye bolt at the end which mounts
to the mast bracket, replacing the original bolt,
and then added two 4" 5/16 eye bolts which line
up with the mast bolt and boom mount (see photos).

The eye bolts stick out to the side when using
the pole for raising/lowering the mast, and are
completely out of the way.

(as an aside, I really love how clean the mast
and stays/shrouds can be packaged up by disconnecting
the stays/shrouds at the base and removing the
spreaders -- well worth the extra setup/take down

Published by: PatrickS

Model Year: 2007


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