Seascout-Net Mail Archive for April of 1999: RE: Engineers
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 23:15:48 -0500
Howdy, Im of the armchair variety, however I do love to do rigging and
cargo handling work.
Need the assistance of he engineers out there (both profesional and
Info we need: how high must the mast be to be useful, how big (diameter).
First, what is the diameter of the mast you have in mind to use and is it
alum.? What type of gooseneck does the boom use and can tou move it up and
down the mast? Does the mast have provesions or can some be made easily for
something along the lines of a gaff rig.(only the goose neck would move)?
We plan on stepping it on the main deck, but using it on
the top deck (hope that makes sense). This way we will be able to have
support and will be a shorter run, allowing the boom to be shorter.
Will you be stowing the boats on the top deck if so you may need to
reenforce it if the decks are as thin as you imply boats as you know aren't
light and you will want to lash them down tight once stowed.
Space on the top deck is plenty, roughly 12 x 20. However deck is only
thin plywood (not meant for heavy traffic) this is the reason to mount
on the lower deck and cut through. Height between decks is about 7.5
feet. Really only need to figure height above the top deck.
Do you have a photo of the boat in question and is the top desk the
overhead for the deck below with nothing over it ala tuna tower? Where is
it and I may help (if you'll let me) with the work. (Have rigging bag, will
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