Re: Micro mast tabernacle question
- Here's a good source on tabernacles.
Not going to give you much hint on the pivot placement. For that you are probably just going to have to build the mast and the tabernacle and clamp it to the right rake and then mark and drill.
--- In email@example.com, "rodcahill@..." <rodcahill@...> wrote:
> Hi, Progressing with my Micro. I am thinking of building a tabernacle into the bough transom and would like some opinions on my ideas because I have heard of people having difficulties erecting masts.
> I would make two posts from 4"x4" oregon @ 4" long each.
> I would have 2' above the deck height and the other 2' built into the bough transom. The posts would stand parallel with the mast sandwiched between them and hinged near the top. I would have a locking arrangement to hold the mast when erected.
> What I need to know is how far back should I have the pivot point from the centre of the supports to get the correct rake in the mast? I am guessing that it should be less than 1"?