Re: mast raising system

Carol Gula (cgula@innet.com)
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 11:11:06 -0500


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West Wight Potter Website at URL
http://www.lesbois.com/wwpotter/
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Greetings,
I did it that way until I installed an anchor roller on the bow. Now I use
that to turn the line back toward the stern. I've never counted the number
of pulls to take in the slack, but it isn't a lot, because as soon as the
mast gets to about 45 most of the weight goes off the lifter. Raising the
mast by yourself is a lot easier to do than describe. The tricky part is
attaching the forestay. That's where the "safety" line is really helpful,
because you can tie it off and use both hands to insert the pin.
Hope this helps,
Mac Davis, Kelpie, WWP#804, Aripeka, FL-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon <hlg@pacbell.net>
To: wwpotter@tscnet.com <wwpotter@tscnet.com>
Date: Saturday, February 06, 1999 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: mast raising system

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> West Wight Potter Website at URL
> http://www.lesbois.com/wwpotter/
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>Ted Duke wrote:
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>>I don't do it alone. I tie a line to the jib halyard, wrap it twice
>>around the
>>top rail of the pulpit and have someone hold the line from in front of the
>>boat. I lift, they pull in the slack. I step up and lift, they pull in
the
>>slack. Then I can stand it up and attach the forestay.
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>Ted:
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>Would you be able to do that singlehanded if the jib halyard were routed
>through a block on the pulpit and back to you so that you could do both the
>pulling and lifting? I seem to recall someone was using such a method
>successfully. Or would you require three or four hands to do it that way? A
>camcleat at the block could hold the line between pulls.
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>I don't have a P19 yet so don't have any personal experience with the
process.
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>Harry Gordon
>P14 #234, Manatee
>Mountain View, CA
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