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Re: [Venture24] Re: New Refurb coming along, mast raising and possible opportunity for someone

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  • Gregory Lind
    Are the babystay attachments below the level of the mast pivot point? ... From: BrianJ Subject: [Venture24] Re: New Refurb coming
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 1, 2009
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      Are the babystay attachments below the level of the mast pivot point?

      --- On Fri, 10/30/09, BrianJ <bandj@...> wrote:

      From: BrianJ <bandj@...>
      Subject: [Venture24] Re: New Refurb coming along, mast raising and possible opportunity for someone
      To: Venture24@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 1:36 AM

       


      --- In Venture24@yahoogrou ps.com, Cliff Hursey <chursey@... > wrote:
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      > At 06:57 PM 10/29/2009, you wrote:
      > >One caveat with the baby stays. I carefully scribed out two
      > >locations perfectly in line with the mast pivot, but still, when I
      > >raised it the first time, I almost tore my fittings through the
      > >cabin top when they got too tight.
      >
      > I imagine that would be a critical placement, as even just a little
      > bit of error could produce a huge problem given the angles and stresses!
      >
      > Once you added the slack in the stays, how did they work for you? Is
      > it a single handed operation for you now?
      >
      > Cliff
      >I can't say for sure if it's good now with the slack or not. Since I created the slack, and built the raising system, I haven't had a chance to raise it myself, since the boat has been in my shop for a long time for repairs and enhancements. I think the winch idea is great for single-handed raising, since you can stop at any point, when the rigging hangs up on something, and go aft to fix it without lowering the mast. Time will tell. I also built a roller on the stern support, and the stern support is telescopic, to recieve the mast in a high position, and to support it in transportation position.
      Brian


    • BrianJ
      Message 2 of 12 , Nov 1, 2009
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        --- In Venture24@yahoogroups.com, Gregory Lind <tasogle@...> wrote:
        >
        > Are the babystay attachments below the level of the mast pivot point?
        > Yes, they are slightly lower, and that might be the problem
        > --- On Fri, 10/30/09, BrianJ <bandj@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > From: BrianJ <bandj@...>
        > Subject: [Venture24] Re: New Refurb coming along, mast raising and possible opportunity for someone
        > To: Venture24@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 1:36 AM
        >
        >
        >  
        >
        >
        >
        >
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        > --- In Venture24@yahoogrou ps.com, Cliff Hursey <chursey@ > wrote:
        > >
        > > At 06:57 PM 10/29/2009, you wrote:
        > > >One caveat with the baby stays. I carefully scribed out two
        > > >locations perfectly in line with the mast pivot, but still, when I
        > > >raised it the first time, I almost tore my fittings through the
        > > >cabin top when they got too tight.
        > >
        > > I imagine that would be a critical placement, as even just a little
        > > bit of error could produce a huge problem given the angles and stresses!
        > >
        > > Once you added the slack in the stays, how did they work for you? Is
        > > it a single handed operation for you now?
        > >
        > > Cliff
        > >I can't say for sure if it's good now with the slack or not. Since I created the slack, and built the raising system, I haven't had a chance to raise it myself, since the boat has been in my shop for a long time for repairs and enhancements. I think the winch idea is great for single-handed raising, since you can stop at any point, when the rigging hangs up on something, and go aft to fix it without lowering the mast. Time will tell. I also built a roller on the stern support, and the stern support is telescopic, to recieve the mast in a high position, and to support it in transportation position.
        > Brian
        >
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