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Old 09-20-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Mainship 350 Mast

I own a Mainship 350/390 and managed some Dutch and Belgium canals with the height of over 4.5 meter, My Bimini is easy to fold down in minutes but there is a small aluminium mast on the flybridge that I would like to lower or fold down.

Is there a simple link or base that folds or maybe a hinge? its made of aluminium and not heavy, if anyone got experience or ideas please share.

We plan to cruise to Germany and a lower boat would extend the canals and rivers we could get into, in Gent and Brugge (Belguim) twice I scratched the bottom of bridges no damage done but would be nice to lower or even remove mast, currently mast only hold anchor light

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:42 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Mainshiptom View Post
I own a Mainship 350/390
Only Mainship 350 owners seem to use the 350/390 designation. Not a single 390 owner refers to the vessels as such.

If you own a 350, then show your pride and call it what it is. There's no need to "'church' it up".

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Old 09-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #3
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We had ours hinged. Local marina removed the mast, cut it, installed a lip on the top half and hinged the back with a clasp on the front. Very easy for one person to raise and lower.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:58 PM   #4
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SS hinges are made for masts, off the shelf item, no special fabrication
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