ZAMBONI haulout is less than 2 weeks away.
Time to get the mast down.
Phil and I got to the boat at around 3pm and proceeded to remove:
- running backstay(s)
- pole downhaul
- halyards out of clutches
- mast displays
Phil and I did some measurements with a long tape measure.
- 7'-6" from downhaul block to bowsprit block
- 45'-4" fractional spin hoist
- 52' masthead spin hoist
We will use these to create asym tack strop (use the pole downhaul to adjust), and figure out our code 0 and potential fractional asym.
Kris and Michael came and we moved the boat over to the masting area for 5:30pm.
John Crawley was there to do measure the boat for ORC/IRC ratings.
In the above photo, the spinnaker pole on the lifelines was used as a reference to measure the distance from the shear to the black band on the mast to determine the height of the main above the shear line.
The mast came down very quickly.