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Re: 1 ) Raising a Micro mainmast and 2) Amherst Galley open space covers

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  • Greg Flemming
    Ah! actually your system makes more sense now that you have said that - don t worry, I m just slow on the uptake. Yes, I see what you are talking about and
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 26, 2006
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      Ah! actually your system makes more sense now that you have said
      that - don't worry, I'm just slow on the uptake.

      Yes, I see what you are talking about and that does seem to be more
      appropriate ; will have to put some thought into that.

      Greg

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Derek Waters" <dgw@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Greg
      >
      > I've heard the box section guide being described before, but I've
      never seen
      > pictures. Something of the sort could be made to work, I think,
      but would
      > clutter up the forward well. Once the mast is more or less
      upright, aiming
      > the heel into the step never gave me great trouble; rather it was
      the
      > clambering about while holding a [more or less] horizontal mast
      that I
      > struggled with, hence the cantilever resting point I described. My
      cabin
      > roof fixture ended up being a carved block of white UHMW, which
      helps
      > sliding the stick fore and aft.
      >
      > As to singlehanding, I basically singlehand ours, complete with
      gaff rig
      > halyards and lifts, and three sheets, but it's taken a while to get
      > everything sorted out. Some of our earlier outings were [a] not
      singlehanded
      > and [b] horribly disorganised :)
      >
      > I'm always grateful for crew to step ashore with a line when
      coming back to
      > the ramp - operating the motor especially changing gear at the
      last minute
      > places me in an awkward position with poor forward vision. And the
      mast is
      > always stepped and unstepped on the trailer, nose into the wind :)
      >
      > cheers
      > Derek
      >
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