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  Mast support for winter storage (Reddai)
Posted: 6:12:55 pm on 9/24/2016 Modified: Never
 
Hello everybody from Europe...
I decided for this winter to store Homer at dry and do a little maintenance.
Do you have any idea about how to create a support for the mast ?

sorry for my English

Marco

Marco Pagliacci
Wessem, Netherlands
1977 Korneuburg C&C 27 Homer

  Re: Mast support for winter storage (davidww1)
Posted: 7:24:26 pm on 9/27/2016 Modified: Never
 
I've seen a couple of very similar set-ups. The height at which you store your mast depends on what you want to do over the winter. If you don't need good access to the deck or interior, just place a length of wood across the pulpit and across the stern pulpit, lashed or taped according to preference and rest the ends of the mast on these. Build a simple little cradle that sits on the mast step and supports the middle of the mast; it should be just high enough to keep the mast straight and level. People here use 2"x4" timber for this because it's cheap and available; I don't know what the European equivalent size is but I'm sure there must be something in that range. If you want access to the deck or interior, bolt two pairs of 2x4's together in X's, making them tall enough to give you the height you want. Stand one up at the aft end of the cockpit, the other around the aft end of the pulpit. Build a cradle for the middle that keeps the spar straight. That's it.


David Weatherston
Towser, Toronto
C&C 27 Mk IV

  Re: Mast support for winter storage (Reddai)
Posted: 9:52:53 pm on 10/5/2016 Modified: Never
 
Hello David,
Thank you for your message, I followed your advice and I've made the X
Much easier than I thought
Marco

Marco Pagliacci
Wessem, Netherlands
1977 Korneuburg C&C 27 Homer