Monday, November 16, 2009

How to remove a mast 101

Raise the main sail to let out water that may be trapped. You don't want any extra weight.

Detach the sail from the cars and the boom from the mast.

Begin to loosen and tie up the supporting shrouds, fore and back stays.

Hire a huge crane to begin lifting the mast

Remove all supporting shrouds and stays and walk them to one common point.

Lift the mast up and over the life lines and down the dock.
Our mast is currently on sawhorses in the yard. In the next few days we will be running wires, attaching new standing rigging, and buffing/ polishing the whole thing.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sorry we couldn't stay till the main event! Awesome.