Macwester 26, Mast climbing or lowering?

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  • #3420
    Ronnie OliverRonnie Oliver
    Participant

    I need to replace the masthead light on my Macwester 26 (and possibly the wiring in the mast?? )

     

    From what I can tell, I have the options of climbing the mast or lowering the mast.  I’ve not previously attempted either on this boat.

    What are peoples experiences with either option?

    I suspect climbing would be quicker/easier to just change the light, but if I find I need to then I think having the mast down might be the better option?

    Thanks,

    Ron

    #3421
    Ronnie OliverRonnie Oliver
    Participant

    Sorry, I seem to have missed a bit out

    …but if I find I need to replace the wiring, then…

    #3422
    Chris NixonChris Nixon
    Keymaster

    Hi

    To change the bulbs go up the mast

    but to do more work up the mast have it taken down then you can pull new wires

    through fit the new light and check all

    the rigging over

    Chris

    #3426
    Ronnie OliverRonnie Oliver
    Participant

    Thanks Chris,

    For unstepping the mast, do you have any advice or tips on how to do this myself?

     

    Thanks again!

     

    Ron

     

    #3428
    Mark WaltonMark Walton
    Participant

    Crane is the safest option imho I have a tabernacle but the side ways movement when lowering could stress the old girls mast foot!

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