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Old 04-19-2022, 08:16 PM   #21
City: Poland, NY
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 11
Custom mast

I removed and stored the original mast, boom and sail from our Monk 36. I laminated spruce 2 x 6's into a custom " shorty" mast that carries the radar just above the flybridge enclosure. Anchor light is solar, and velcroed to radar dome. I put a small horizontal spreader near the top and that is where AIS antenna and anemometer are mounted.
It's worked perfectly. No cable stays to duck under. Air draft is now 16ft 6in instead of 21ft 6in. Hinged mast is easily lowered by one person and air draft goes to 14ft 6in for those low Erie Canal bridges. When boat is sold, new owner gets both masts.
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