- Oct 22, 2014
Be careful and let us know how it goes. Best of luck.
Yes that is a superb idea; I will definitely try that!Looking at the picture, if you can get the aft stay disconnected or cut you can probably grab the mast and pull it forward bending it if necessary to get the thing down for what you need to do.
Yes. The mast step is a tabernacle. The bolt is the hinge that makes stepping and unstopping the mast easier. Remove the bolt and the mast should come off. If it doesn't, it may be the crud that has grown in and around it. A small sledge hammer may help.Upon closer inspection, it seems if I remove the pin (circled in red in the 2nd photo), the mast can be detached. Do experts concur? That seems the only hinge.
Yep, that blade will go through fiberglass.Does anyone know if this blade will work on fiberglass hull? Or whether there some other blade more suitable?
Tough to say. There may well be some air trapped in the bow, water depth and the bottom contour will also make a difference.As for the boat itself, I think I need more than 2 people to drag it forward. I observe one thing though - the tip of the boat is floating on water, even though the fiberglass hull is broken at the bow. Does this mean that there is air pocket still inside the front of the boat which is causing this flotation? Or could this be due to the keel and rudder somehow propping the boat up this way? I am trying to figure out what can allow me to more easily move the boat to the bank. If the keel or rudder is sticking into mud like a needle, perhaps I want to level the boat?
And they would be correct. Cutting up a fiberglass boat is nasty business. If you cut, wear lots of protective gear, there will be fiberglass dust and shards all over.`Not sure the tree huggers will let you saw apart a boat on the beach bank. They may say your leaving all sorts of plastic debris in the water.