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Offline NicoG

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 23:27:45 PM »
Good news, can you take some photos next time ?
Can make an article about it.. Think more people are interested...

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 12:20:08 PM »
On this subject does anybody know how much the Pogo 2 mast weighes??

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008, 19:20:24 PM »
Look in tho rules, I forgot the exact nr, but minimum 2.2 Kg a meter for the tube weight.
Add rigging and ropes. I believe it was around 35 kilo or so. I carried them around alone.
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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 13:51:57 PM »
Sounds a bit light. I think alu mast on 419 weighted around 40kg. I could be mistaking though. This is with running rigging aswell off course.


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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 21:29:19 PM »
With all the wires and ropes and spreaders etc it must be about 50 KG

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2008, 23:38:26 PM »
Sounds about right.  My old ali mast weighed 37kg.  That was tube only, no standing or running rigging. 

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2008, 02:29:01 AM »
We also use a gin pole for the J80 mast which is probably around the same size as the Mini mast and is also keel stepped so it also drops through the coach roof.

Now you have done it, the next thing to consider is windy days and times when you have to rig or drop with a side wind. What we have done is made timber base plate for the gin pole / mast. This locates into the base of the gin pole and then has three ropes so that it secures the base of the pole to the boat. This really increases the stability of the gin pole.

The section of rope which lifts the mast, from the first spreaders is in two pieces tied together to form a loop. One end is much longer so that it hangs down. Once the mast has been lifted back in you can then reach up to pull the loop down and remove the gin pole  without going up the fitted but unstayed mast.

Some of the local boats are using our gin pole on 12th Jan. If I'm around I'll take some photos and can forward them to anyone who's interested.

Kind regards and Hi by the way, new to your site today.

Cyrus

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Re: Mast setting without using a crane...
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 09:27:34 AM »
Cyrus, send them please to me. And welcome...