I have a tabernacle mast step t the base of the mast is cut away to enable it to be lowered forward, I have never seen this done has anyone else got this set up ??
I suspect there are some more complete instructions in one of Buds manuals.
Hey Rob , I think W28's came that way . We have a Sparcraft mast that has the cut out , We are the 3rd. owner and I was the first to use the tabernacle on ours . The cut out was not big enough so when I lowered it the mast cut through the aluminum deck tube .
Here is the link to a video from 2002 of Bud Taplin lowering a mast... enjoy
I got. access denied but found the clip on you tube thanks. was that just the halyard and the topping lift running back from the mast head to the boom? t
Hey Rob , when we lowered our mast we just used the topping lift . We got away with it , If we ever did it again I would use topping and halyard . What work are you doing to the mast ? M .
The mast lowering procedure is described on Page A-21 of my Westsail Service Manual. You can view it on line at www.westsailparts.com, or send me an email and I will send a copy of the page.
I'm putting her in a shed to have the bottom repaired properly and need to drop the stick to get her in. I'll fork out for the travel lift to lower it on the way in as it has a crane on it, but when I stand it I might try and stand it myself. Only thing is getting the stick up on the deck. It'll be handy for going under bridges if I need to though.. You don't know what height is lowered do you and how well balanced it would be steaming?
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