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Offline brackish

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Mast Raising System
« on: December 04, 2010, 10:30:38 AM »
Several people have asked for details of my mast raising system.  change in progress



« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 02:51:02 PM by brackish »

Offline David

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 04:08:31 PM »
Brackish,  Small size is not a problem.  I run an old version of XP and in the lower right corner is a place to blow up the size of the page.  I am sure all you computer guys out there with newer computers have something similar to blow up a page, so you can read it.

Nice work.  Looks and reads like an excellent system.

David

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 04:17:44 PM »
to increase the size (zoom in) hold down the ctrl button and press the + button to get to the size you want. reverse using the - button.

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 12:36:22 PM »
I love to idea of this.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a Dwyer HINGED mast step?  If someone has already done one of these, itll save me the time of "noodling about it" .

Thanks

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 05:53:24 PM »
This is like gold to me. I made a version of this about three years ago, after seeing and reading about this one (THANKS BRAKISH!) It allows me to single-handedly winterize and then summerize each year. Love it!!

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 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 http://cpyoa.geekworkshosting.com/forum/index.php?topic=9472.0.

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.

https://www.tropicalboating.com/2010/04/the-perfect-solo-mast-raising-system-for-small-sailboats#comments
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 12:54:55 PM by have2ride102 »

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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 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...)

http://www.svemergencyexit.net/AG2/?p=138


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Re: Mast Raising System
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 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.