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Offline Garyandjoanlee

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Mast crutch / brace option - CP16 ll
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:24:20 PM »
Here is my solution to securing the mast to the boat for trailering. I had a 2x4 with 500 bungees or so for each end. This soultion drops the wooden support / brace over the bow & stern pulpit rails then you just secure the mast ends into the valley cut into the 3 1/2" x 6" brace. Now I just use 1 or 2 bungees to secure the mast to the brace. It isn't going anywhere and due to the "angle" of the rails and the deep groves cut into the brace that match those angles. To finish, I removed some weight with the band saw, belt sanded and applied 4 coats of amber shellac. The bow brace is still unfinished in the pics. Most impressive is the fact that I spelled it  "Angle" and "Angel" for a change.
Gary & Joan Lee
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Offline Gerry

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Re: Mast crutch / brace option - CP16 ll
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
What a great plan.  Thanks for another winter project idea.
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Offline deisher6

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Re: Mast crutch / brace option - CP16 ll
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:57:06 AM »
Hey Gary:
Super solution.  Our C=-16 did not have a stern pulpit so I wound up suing the IdaRudder extension after trying three other options.  We also used a piece of PVC with end caps attached to the trailer with zip ties under the bunks to transport the boom.

Again nice looking work.

Smooth sailing.

regards charlie