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Date Posted: - Monday - 08/30/10 - 12:30pm
Author: Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106
Subject: Mast Weight

I will be dropping my masts myself using a jig and tackle - much like this - http://www.alberg30.org/maintenance/Spa ... index.html...

Can anyone give me an idea of what to expect (build for) as far as weight is concerned?

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[> Linky no worky.. Try again -- Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106, - Monday - 08/30/10 - 12:33pm

Or This one...
http://pearsoninfo.net/26/unstepping_ma ... photos.htm

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[> Mast weight -- Steve M-32 SEAN O'Sea, - Monday - 08/30/10 - 12:55pm

I have mine stored under the boat now and had to bring them out to varnish when I did it. I could carry the main by myself and set it on sawhorses but it was a chore. Probably around 150 or so I would guess. More if you still have winches and other hardware attached.

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[> [> Wow.. -- Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106, - Monday - 08/30/10 - 1:46pm

That is heavier than I thought - it being dried wood and all.

About storing them under the boat - has that been effective for you in keeping the UV rays off during winter (along with the other elements - snow, rain, etc.)

Also, is this an anual ritual for you?

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[> [> [> Masts -- Steve M-32 SEAN O'Sea, - Monday - 08/30/10 - 6:56pm

I am in the middle of a never ending project to get this thing rebuilt and back in the water. Right now it is in a boatshed on the side of my house. The masts are off and there wasn't room under the shed to varnish them so I had to pull them out to do it. I'm guessing on the weight but it wasn't light and I'm a pretty big guy.

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[> [> [> [> Just checked the pics in the owners section -- Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106, - Monday - 08/30/10 - 8:02pm

She's a beauty - I see you too have your Labor of Love....

Best of luck with her. If I can be of help in any way, let me know....

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[> Masts -- Dan M32 Independence, - Tuesday - 08/31/10 - 11:57pm

I had to carry the masts from the boat to my shop and then get them up on brackets on the wall. I would say Steve's guess of 150lbs for the main is very close.

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[> [> mast question -- scott aumuller /boojum #70, - Sunday - 09/ 5/10 - 9:57pm

I have to replace the main because of rot any suggestions or should I just look for something from an old 27 ft sloop and fit it on I imagine aluminum is what I need should I put on something taller? thanks

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[> [> [> Depending on how handy you are.... -- Paul - 1971 mariner 31 - #106, - Tuesday - 09/ 7/10 - 10:33am

You could build a replacement yourself...

Somehere on this forum I stumbled over the exact measurements, including tapering, required to construct the pieces. Today's glues are superb to those used back when our boats (and masts) were built and all in all it could be a wonderful project, saving you many boat bucks to spend on boat toys (electronics) instead, while gaining valuable experience and a great product to boot.

I know I would rebuild my mast if I needed a replacement - no question....

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