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Offline jiauka

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How to remove the mast from a COCO?
« on: June 22, 2011, 11:45:13 AM »
Hi all:

I'm spanish guy from barceloan, and I hacve recently purchased a "old" ex-Mini, an Archambault COCO, named Metis, AFAIK it is number 61 and did the MT back in 1991.

Now the question:

I want to lower the mast and I don't have a crane available right now, do you know if it possible to lower the mast while the boat is at sea inside the harbour by hand?. it looks to me that the amst can pivot towards the stern, but i'm not 100% sure. Also I don't know if the weight is too much to lower it with only 2 or people while holding it by the runners and or halyards.

Thanks in advance!!!!

Offline Coletes497

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Re: How to remove the mast from a COCO?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 16:30:41 PM »
Sorry about my english... at the end two spanish speaking in english...
A lo que vamos: Para quitar el palo sin usar una grua puedes colocar tu barco en medio de otros dos y usando sus drizas de mayor como "grua" levantar el palo. Solo hay que intentar llevar las drizas de ambos barcos lo mas igualadas posibles para equilibrar el tiro lo mas posible.
Estos palos son muy ligeros, normalmente es mas una cuestion de volumen que de peso.
Yo siempre he quitado asi el palo del mini, y de algĂșn otro barco mayor.