Re: Mast tabernacle photo anyone?
- I do like the folding type, but the slot would work just as well, providing a proper boot could be fitted. A little creative canvas work would solve the issue.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Andrew" <a.c.l.yen@...> wrote:
> This is my understanding of the various Chebacco mast step designs drawn
> by PBF:
> * Original #540 had a slot in cabin top through which mast was
> stepped then raised to vertical. Slot sealing arrangement required.
> * Glass house version (BWAOM p227) had two parallel posts between
> which the mast was erected. two cleats, one higher on front and one
> lower on the rear face assist raising the mast and act as the mast
> partner once erected.
> * Chebacco 25 has a similar arrangement minus the rear cleat - the
> function of the rear cleat being filled by the bulkhead behind the posts
> (BWAOM p231)
> * Cruising Chebacco conversion (October '97) will probably interest
> you most. It had a true tabernacle to allow the mast to fold over the
> roof of the "doghouse". The posts are arranged in a "C" section, with 2
> 1/4" x 4" fir posts and a 1 1/2" thick board of plywood on the rear face
> to hold them apart. The forward face is open and the mast swings into
> this space. The pivot pin is 1" stainless steel. The boom gooseneck is
> mounted to the plywood on the posts rather than the mast, this allows
> the sail to be lowered and the mast to be lowered on top of the furled
> sail. The toe of the mast (or heel or foot ... [:-?] ) is held in place
> with an arrangement of turnbuckles on either side. I'll try to scan
> something and put it in the "Rigs, rigging and sails" files folder for
> * Raised Deck Chebacco had a slot top cabin and the mast was raised
> by inserting the foot into the step near the keel and walking the mast
> up, walking through the cabin slot. Once erect the mast was held up
> with an ingenious arrangement of levers and turnbuckle that was designed
> to be easy to use, secure yet would not jam.
> Andrew--- In email@example.com, BruceHallman <hallman@> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM, dnjost davidjost@ wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I am begin to ruminate on the next project and am strangely drawn to
> the Chebacco. Does anyone have a decent photo and description of the
> tabernacle on a chebacco 20. I read all of the Chebacco Newsletters and
> saw a couple of examples but the photos left a lot of information out.
> > >
> > > David Jost
> > >
> > I just looked at all three MAIB articles on Chebacco and none has a
> > tabernacle that I can see. It would be possible to fit a "standard"
> > tabernacle for the mainmast, I am guessing these are owner mods you
> > are seeing in the photos. Also, I have a hunch that striking and
> > raising the mast is not all that hard to do without a tabernacle.
> > But, if you had a regular bridge you needed to fit underneath, it
> > might be a welcome feature.