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by kduvey
May 24th, '18, 16:34
Forum: General
Topic: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering

ColinF - Johny is correct, they are furniture rollers from Bunnings. I think 2 or 3 bucks each! on hind sight, they may not be necessary. I spent about an hour and a half wondering around Bunnings brainstorming and looking for ideas... They seemed perfect at the time. at one point i had some bend-yo...
by kduvey
May 21st, '18, 21:04
Forum: General
Topic: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering

Wow, thank you all for your help. We ended up using a bit of a hybrid of all these ideas and it’s worked perfect for us. For the car, I ended up chiseling out slots in a piece of jarrah to accept main sail slugs and epoxied them in. For the poles I went with cheap treated timber from Bunnings. Bunni...
by kduvey
May 15th, '18, 10:34
Forum: General
Topic: I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

I'm on a mission: 100% stress-free mast lowering

I've got a Court 750 moored on the swan river. If we want to go out to the ocean we've got to get under three low bridges, which require us to raise and lower the mast in the very narrow and very busy Fremantle port. It's just me and the missus most of the time. We've already broken a mast step (was...
by kduvey
May 15th, '18, 10:11
Forum: Applying for Membership & Feedback
Topic: New Members Introductions
Replies: 364
Views: 60422

Re: New Members Introductions

Hello there I've bought my first sailboat a couple months ago, a Court 750 with a fixed keel moored up on the Swan River in Fremantle. 'Nepenthe' is the name. Its setup to be a club racer (was for years I think) but the missus and I will mostly be using it for learning to sail on the swan and hopefu...

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