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  • in reply to: Trouble Lifting Mast #10212
    strachan13
    strachan13
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      Ingenious work on Linda Wright’s part!

    • in reply to: Trouble Lifting Mast #10203
      strachan13
      strachan13
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        Hi Paul

        If you’re talking with Roger at Weta again, could you pass on the idea that they could make a video on how a smallish woman can rig the boat?  We could use tips on:

        • How to rig the mast, when you aren’t strong enough to dead lift it onto the moosehead, and then onto the bow and somehow hold it in place while getting the forestay attached.
        • How to slot the amas by yourself. Tricky!
        • How to raise the main sail by yourself, especially when it comes out of the track. (I usually pull on the line with a rigging tool, while kiddo feeds the sail into the track.)

        At this point, I need a teenager to (grumpily) come outside to help me rig, as I’m not strong enough to do these three things. I can (however) have a blast sailing my Weta!

        ~ Susie, with Weta 707, “X-Wing”

         

         

      • in reply to: Trouble Lifting Mast #10197
        strachan13
        strachan13
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          Where did you get your “yard cover”? And yes, please, post photos of the system used to lift the mast into place. I usually have to wrangle 2 teenagers to get the mast up on my boat (and they often are grumpy about early morning sail rigging).

           

        • in reply to: Trouble Lifting Mast #10195
          strachan13
          strachan13
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            I have the same problem. I was thinking of trying to figure out a way to tie the mast to the base, and then use the halyards to rotate it backward and up. So I’ll be watching this space for any answers.

             

          • in reply to: point to point tips wanted #9824
            strachan13
            strachan13
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              Thanks very much for this well-thought out reply, Paul. I’ll follow up on all your tips.

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