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Powersalt

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The bulb has gone in the masthead light of our first 21.7 . Do you think , given that the rig is very light and the boat pretty tender that someone could go up the mast to fix it or should we lower the mast and be prudent despite the extra work.

Any one any experience of this?
 

benlui

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I once saw a guy with a similar size boat tie to a high pier on a very low tide, take the main halyard ashore and pull the mast towards him where he could reach the mast head light and preform the required duty!
I watched in amazement as he successfully completed the task with little bother.

Fascinating, and obviously possible for smaller boats............

Other than that, its a good excuse to drop the mast and check the rigging too......
If in doubt, i wouldnt send anybody up there.
 

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If it's a lifting keel you might be able to pull the masthead down with the keel up. If it's a fixed keel I doubt if you would manage it - I couldn't on my 22 footer some years ago.
 
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