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mast how not to put up

Post by peteware » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:52 pm

you have got to see this one
yes we know how to put it up now lol
its going back on this week and ill post a video of the RIGHT way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI_Q03IR8S8

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Re: mast how not to put up

Post by aquaplane » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:59 pm

What standing rigging was attached? I couldn't see any go tight as the mast went up.

I would always attach everything except the forestay then hold the mast in place while someone attaches that. At least the lowers could go on.
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Re: mast how not to put up

Post by TyroSailor » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:05 pm

...and, primarily, the backstay!

I suspect the shrouds are also pretty important: I found when lowering my mast last year that there was a lot of force on the lateral guys, which the strong young chaps holding them could only just hold!
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Re: mast how not to put up

Post by Jolly Roger » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:31 pm

Looks more like a modern backstay less rig, but on a 45 year old boat! Personally I think they forgot to connect the backstay and shrouds, but were depending on the mast bolt to hold it upright. My real comments are not for open forum.
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Re: mast how not to put up

Post by TyroSailor » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:38 pm

Well - that's a lesson he'll have learned. The hard way.
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