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Old 08-17-2012, 05:34 AM   #21
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A tabernakle that is taller 3 -4 ft with the pin as high as reasonable , can have the lower portion filled with lead.

Then there is little/no weight involved in raising or lowering.

The Brits on their commercial river boats went further with a Luchet.(sp?)

Here the pivot pin would be as with a tabernakle , but the mast would be stepped on the keel, and the foot could rise thru the fwd deck thru a long hatch.

They could lower the mast underway , slip under a bridge , and re-hoist with out loosing way.

Nifty , but probably a hard interior to own in a motor cruiser.


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Old 08-17-2012, 07:27 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
You might be able to do that in place with a right angle drill. Not in the water, but without taking the thruster apart.

I have one of them to do the job. But time will tell when the winter gets here and all the little jobs start to pile up.

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air draft, mast, tabernacle

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