Dad and I pulled the our sc and all the gear out of the shop and started looking at how to put this mast up. I'd read the manual 4 times that morning and figured, "hey I'm a pro, No worries!"
after some knot tying and cursing we hauled away...about half way up the stepping pole started shifting in its socket. We didn't like the look of things so we let it back down and went to lunch.
Knowing what a fiasco it is to fix/replace a mast (1 of my 18's came in with a broken comp-tip)
we decided we wanted a better method. Something a little less spartan and a little more sure-fire. Thus was born the super trailer! We welded up a frame bought REAL trailer tires, moved them inside the frame on torsion axles, used the sail-tubes as guides, built up some roller fixtures and an a-frame to hold the mast in the rear and a winch post in th front. Currently it's assembled about 80%. Now all we do is roll the mast back on the A-frame, put the pin in, swing the A-frame forward, and push the button on the winch. Wholla! with the boat&mast its about 1600lbs+life jackets an outboard and the sails. She's a beast but it works like a dream. we're waiting for the weather to break (currently 33F) to paint and install the lights and toolboxes. You'll have to excuse my pictures,they are shaky And the shop's Super cluttered right now.The Boat
I bought a 16 and rehabbed it as a summer project, then bought an 18 Boomer...long story short dad got the bug and we decided we were going to need a bigger boat.We began add hunting.1 phone call and a 1400mi drive later we had managed to drag home a 21sc.
The hull number is CCM0854G394 think it's a 94? There was a card in the cabin that said,
"Cruising Cats Winniconne, WI"
I haven't had the sails out to find the sail# yet.
With any luck I'll sell my 16 this spring and call up chip at Whirlwind the gennaker.
i'll have more pictures when it is done.