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How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
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Hello Wharram Lovers.This is my first post. I own a Tiki38 in the Philippines and do not have access to a crane or other marina services.  It is time to replace my standing rigging and I would…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Vieux Sep 30, 2015.

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Marc Vieux replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Thanks to everyone for the replies. And Makz... you are awesome my friend.  It is so good to hear from you.  I'm going with the method you described.  Won't get to the task till December as I have some paying work to do…"
Sep 30, 2015
Budget Boater replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"I would go with Maxim's suggestion. Why take the mast down when you can replace the standing rigging one part at a time, or in pair by adding temporary stays."
Sep 27, 2015
luis replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Hi Bjorn, It's great your manner to lower the mast; however, if the mast was built according to original plans, no pivot mechanism exists, so you have to lower the foremast towards the bow; and the main mast also towards the bow. Then, the…"
Sep 25, 2015
Björn replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"as simple as this :-) https://vimeo.com/140237453"
Sep 23, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Verrryy carefully!"
Sep 23, 2015
Maxim Jurgens replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Hello Marc  As you know we have a sloop Tiki sloop rigged T 38 and two Tiki 30's . When replacing rigging wires we do not take the mast off but use halyards and/or additional ropes as temporary stays and make couple  of extra ones as…"
Sep 3, 2015
paul anderson replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Hey mate,I lowered my mast on my tiki 26 singlehandedly. So it can be done if you go slowly and carefully. I do understand that a tiki 38 mast is a lot longer and heavier than my stick.I used a nearby tree to help lower the mast. Is you cat still in…"
Sep 3, 2015
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How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?

Hello Wharram Lovers.This is my first post. I own a Tiki38 in the Philippines and do not have access to a crane or other marina services.  It is time to replace my standing rigging and I would appreciate any advice on getting my main mast down.  I have lowered the foremast using the main but now it's time to lower the main.The boat is built completely to plan, so the mast must come down forward.I saw a nice photo from another member lowering their mast using the boom and block/tackle secured to…See More
Sep 3, 2015
Marc Vieux replied to Tristram Cheer's discussion Tiki 38 rigging
"Tristram, I'm also looking at replacing the rigging on my T38 this year. I like the idea of using synthetic and making it myself. What did you end up doing?"
Sep 3, 2015
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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
Country, City, and State?
Philippines
Looking to?
Get my T38 ready to do a crossing again.

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