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  • Here is a winter project for all those sailors who have a hard time stepping their masts by themselves. Out here in the midwest, we get-r-done. icon_lol I hope this will help give some direction on how to setup a mast step system using a ginpole and the winch on their trailer. Check out Beachcats Technical under Photo Albums. icon_biggrin

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    TurboHobo
    H14T
    H16
    P18
    G-Cat 5.0
    P16
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  • Hey, Good Job! I might add this to my big boat.

    Thanks

  • This will help lots when I rig the H18 by myself.

    Now if I can find a girlfriend who likes to sail icon_biggrin
  • yellowhulls17
    Now if I can find a girlfriend who likes to sail icon_biggrin


    Best of luck with that... i thought i had one of those.. and then i bought a spinnaker....

    now i know.... Spin & girlfriend... bad... they dont work together... (at least in my world) :)
  • Andrew you still have me beat. Not only is spin a four letter word, my girlfriend sheets out the jib at every puff and wave...I'm suprised she hasnt furled it when I wasnt looking...and forget it on a breezy day...when she stops looking at me I know shes crying...so I do my best Tom Hanks impression "There's no crying in sailing!" Then promptly head for shore. We also keep "crybaby M&M's"..its amazing what chocolate can do to ease a girls nerve...lol. She loves the suntan days, and I love bikinis...
  • QuoteShe loves the suntan days, and I love bikinis...


    I agree here, but my last girlfriend did not like the flying a hull/ possibility of flipping.
    The 5 mph wind days were nice though...
    I might need to try the chocolate idea

    Quoteso I do my best Tom Hanks impression "There's no crying in sailing!"


    You're much braver than I am icon_wink
    If I said that, I would have to swim back to shore icon_biggrin
  • As far as Brave...she just read this, now I'm typing with one hand and defending with the other... icon_razz

    She will, in her defense (and in my tail tucked position) follow on those windy days taking pics and fixing lunch..all before heading back to help de-rig the boat. She is a great supporter of my love of sailing and has spent countless hours by my side. We are both water fanatics...ski boats, kayaks, fishing etc. So commonality is there...just not on windy days icon_biggrin



    edited by: turtlecat, Oct 14, 2008 - 08:46 PM
  • My last girlfriend went sailing with me twice, the second time in 20 mph winds, 4 ft waves, and we about pitchpoled (with her being thrown off the boat about 15ft away)...needless to say she didn't go back out with me sailing. Admittedly bad disgression on my part, but that sailing day still kicked ass icon_evil
  • LOL... glad to know it wasn't just my sparkling personality (and yelling.. "NOT THAT LINE" "SHEET OUT" & "THATS NOT IN") and just me that has these problems. lol. I do know some girls who sail in big air. they even have their own catamarans... and they rock... but they are a rare breed.

    My last gf used to try to sunbathe and nap on my boat... that only works till you need to tack... in the end we just decided it was best if she didnt go.
  • Yowza, how did we go from solo mast stepping............. to girls icon_eek Don't you guys know better than to bring work with you to R&R icon_rolleyes

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    TurboHobo
    H14T
    H16
    P18
    G-Cat 5.0
    P16
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