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The "How to DIY" Forum / Re: Mast Raising System
« Last post by brackish on Today at 02:35:27 PM »
That information was a complete write up that included pictures.  I tried to email it to folks as an attachment but it would never go through.  As I recall it was a file size problem.  So I scanned the thing and put all the individual scanned pages on the CPYOA site via photobucket hosting.  We all know what happened there.  I can try to email the file again or I can copy and mail if you need the whole thing and it still won't email. 

It is very similar to the one that Tom Ray wrote about in Tropical Boating.  The difference is I used square tube rather than round, my base plate was custom to a CP23 in that you could slide it aft on the standard tabernacle and use push pins to lock it to the tab.  Additionally Tom Ray's article talks at length about the crutch.  I found out that the crutch did not have to be but about a foot above the stern rail and that only so the mast would not hit the weather bump on the sliding hatch cover when you install the pivot bolt.  The system will easily lift the mast from a horizontal position.

Used the system just about a week ago to raise the mast on the water.  Easier for me to launch first, move to my slip, then raise the mast.  Too much up and down a ladder when doing it on the trailer.
Group Outings and Com-pac Events / Re: posted on small craft advisor
« Last post by kickingbug1 on Today at 01:49:40 PM »
   yeah i saw that too bob. have to say that the folks at SCA did us proud. we can hope that people respond to it. sure would be nice to keep it going. it will be the 10th anniversery next year. although the past attendees are a treasured bunch, it would be nice to have some new people to lie to. i for one welcome sailors of other trailerable boats to come join us. it might be interesting  to sail with (and against other types----people and boats. its always nice to see your name in print. not the usual indictments and death notices.  always hoping for a night sail and the cruise to the silo.
The "How to DIY" Forum / Re: Mast Raising System
« Last post by AislinGirlII on Today at 12:57:23 PM »
Photobucket strikes again...perhaps Brackish can resurrect the files, but if it helps you I have a link to the system I use. Not nearly as detailed as Brackish's was but may give you some ideas. I still use these exact same pieces, worked good enough that I never went past the prototype phase..

Hopefully this old link will work, I've been told it doesn't always (GoDaddy and WordPress striking again...)

The "How to DIY" Forum / Re: Mast Raising System
« Last post by have2ride102 on Today at 12:38:49 PM »
I realize this thread is 7 years old but I'd really like to get my hands on this information.

I'm hoping someone still has the original details that Brackish posted to photobucket. If I can get my hands on them I might be able to re-post them using the new photo posting procedure

Can anyone help me out?

FYI: In other posts Brackish references an external website as the inspiration for his design. That link does not appear to be active anymore. I think this one might be correct.
CP-23's / Re: Time for a new cooler: what size fits the CP 23 floor?
« Last post by Yamaha33410 on Today at 08:45:29 AM »
I can sneak in some measurements later if its not raining, what would you like exactly measured?
General Announcements / Re: Welcome our new forum admin-JTMeissner
« Last post by Citroen/Dave on Today at 08:26:07 AM »

Thanks for stepping up to the plate, (or is it stepping the mast?), to keep this ship of scoundrels sailing.  We will supply plenty of wind.

CP-23's / Re: Time for a new cooler: what size fits the CP 23 floor?
« Last post by BruceW on Today at 08:09:32 AM »
Thanks! Confirms my bias, haha.

Now, if I can remember to measure:

A. Lazarrette opening
2. Cabin floor width.

Classifieds for Com-pac boats / Re: CP 16 on Craigslist in NJ
« Last post by Mas on Today at 07:49:25 AM »
Oh no!!! And in NJ, no less!

Ok Bob this is ur chance to get that 16 and have it cost less than the initial visit to a divorce attorney!
CP-23's / Re: Time for a new cooler: what size fits the CP 23 floor?
« Last post by Wes on Yesterday at 09:33:23 PM »
The Engel 65 quart was top rated, edging out the Yeti - but like the Yeti you need a second mortgage to buy one. But the surprise best buy winner was the Coleman 70 quart, which performed nearly as well and only costs 1/3 as much.
CP-23's / Re: Time for a new cooler: what size fits the CP 23 floor?
« Last post by BruceW on Yesterday at 03:43:44 PM »
Well, that site is a bear to navigate. Maybe you could just tell me?
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