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Re: Unstayed mast vs tabernacle

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  • Jamie
    Bill, it ll take a few days as I m just about to to leave town until next week but I ll attend to it as soon as I m back. Jamie
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 7, 2012
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      Bill, it'll take a few days as I'm just about to to leave town until next week but I'll attend to it as soon as I'm back.

      Jamie

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <realkayaker@...> wrote:
      >
      > Susanne, I'm certainly in favor of simple, both in construction and in sailing preparations.
      >
      > Jamie, I would appreciate any pictures of the roof slot, along with any other details that you would like to make available.
      >
      > Thanks
      > Bill
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Susanne@" <philbolger@> wrote:
      > >
      > > We've done a fair share of tabernacles.
      > > But when as in Chebacco's case you don't need one, why add complications and thus significant building-time ?
      > > Phil found the urge to second-guess simple solutions with complex ones quite puzzling.
      > > Even the latest version 'Chebacco RD' still features the 'walk-up' mast-geometry...
      > > Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Jamie
      > > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:54 AM
      > > Subject: [bolger] Re: Unstayed mast vs tabernacle
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Bill,
      > >
      > > I built the slot, I've found it entirely satisfactory. I had some doubts but two other builders told me how well it worked and they were dead right. Raising and lowering the mast is a one-person, no-stress job. The plans do not show how to build the slot cover but with some thought it's not a problem. I'll be happy to send some pictures or drawings of mine if you go this way, it has never leaked. Randy Wheating built a tabernacle type on-deck step, which requires stays to keep the mast up. He leaves the halyards etc. rigged when he travels, with the mast in the down position in the tabernacle. I don't recall anyone who has built a tabernacle without staying the mast, take a look at www.chebacco.com if you haven't been there.
      > >
      > > I allow half an hour for rigging up when I go sailing. I've done it in as little as 20 minutes but I've also taken longer. For travel I put everything in the cabin, the mast sticks out about a foot past the outboard on the transom. I`ll look for Randy`s email and forward it to you, meanwhile you can refer to the website above, he posted there during building and I`ve also got an articles there comparing three Chebaccos built by Randy, myself and Chuck Gottfried - we had them all together at a rendezvous one year.
      > >
      > > Jamie
      > >
      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <realkayaker@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I've purchased plans for the 20' Chebacco. The plans offer a slotted cabin roof as a way to easily stand up the mast. It appears that many have opted to build a tabernacle instead. Has anyone built the slotted roof cabin? How time consuming is it to rig the stayed mast/tabernacle setup.
      > > > Thanks
      > > > Bill
      > > >
      > >
      >
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