pjbharrison 2:48pm, 2 October 2013
Boomerang is coming out of the water on Saturday, fingers crossed!
Any advice on lowering the mast?
busy home [deleted] 5 years ago
Get a nice crane.
Andrew Curry 5 years ago
I would say its a crane job.
pjbharrison 5 years ago
I will be using a crane, just never done it before.
Raised and lowered A24 mast on my own.
busy home [deleted] 5 years ago
Bowline under crosstrees, dropline from bowline in case of hick up (to pull down bowline)
Make shure all electric bits are disconnected.. Be aware this is MUCH heaverer than an Achilles mast.,, Three to lift mine. Suggest you have at least one helping..
Super Snoopy 050 5 years ago
As Ron says, big loop under the crosstrees, long line extending beyond the wind instruments and a small loop for the crane hook. We always have a line on the mast heel to minimise swinging and a line on the forestay foil for added control. The bottom end of the whole operation will be at least 12 feet above ground level. Avoid pylons and low flying aircraft.
busy home [deleted] 5 years ago
Agree.. Carrie was in the water when we stepped hers.
The reefing foil can flail around .
Dont connect with the wind indicator spinny bit, Its very expensive,
Good luck.
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