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Raising my mizzen? 10 Apr 2014 21:59 #54399

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Perhaps tie it to a bollard on the quay and motor smartly away?

Seriously the other way is to use a snatch block(s) and lead a line forward to yr winch attached to one of the backstays or topping lift. I have no idea how the barge is set up or what barrels etc are on yr anchor winch, or do you have a mast case winch, or even a four or six part tackle. As long as you get a clear lead you can surge it down and wind it up. You might need to change the lead as the angle of attack alters. We lower/ raise thames barge gear on the anchor windlass and it weighs five tons plus. 4people winding for forty minutes. Enjoy. C
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> On 10 Apr 2014, at 19:38, "DBA Forum (SB) - Paul Horsman" wrote:
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> Hi Charlie,
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> Thanks for this. Actually that is a variation on the method I have used - except I use the main topping lift and mizzen topping lift. There are a few problems, one being that the main has to be lowered to about 60 degrees in order to get the mizzen up to a height where it can be pulled from aft. Lowering is, relatively easy using either this or your method but getting it up - so to speak - is much more difficult. Any other ideas?
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Raising my mizzen? 10 Apr 2014 19:38 #54392

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Hi Charlie,

Thanks for this. Actually that is a variation on the method I have used - except I use the main topping lift and mizzen topping lift. There are a few problems, one being that the main has to be lowered to about 60 degrees in order to get the mizzen up to a height where it can be pulled from aft. Lowering is, relatively easy using either this or your method but getting it up - so to speak - is much more difficult. Any other ideas?

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Raising my mizzen? 09 Apr 2014 18:54 #54352

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Hi. Put main gaff peak or throat halyard to top of mizzen using mizzen throat halyard. Put mizzen peak halyard as far aft as possible on hull. Slacken mizz backstays and let mast forward using peak halyards, taking in on main gaff halyard until they can take weight then lower mast down. C

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> On 9 Apr 2014, at 17:15, "DBA Forum (SB) - Paul Horsman" wrote:
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> I have a twin masted Paviljoen Tjalk - Friso - loa 22 metres. The mizzen was clearly added at a much later point in its life. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has such a twin-masted Tjalk, but mainly I would like to know how to raise and lower the mizzen without having to rig up a rather Heath Robinson arrangement using slings and pulleys from the main mast? The main is raised and lowered easily using a standard A frame arrangement but there is no similar arrangement for the mizzen. It is complicated by the fact that the mizzen lowers forward and not aft - so it can't be raised and lowered using the main and the A-frame.
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> Any advice or help would be gratefully received..
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Raising my mizzen? 09 Apr 2014 17:15 #54347

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I have a twin masted Paviljoen Tjalk - Friso - loa 22 metres. The mizzen was clearly added at a much later point in its life. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has such a twin-masted Tjalk, but mainly I would like to know how to raise and lower the mizzen without having to rig up a rather Heath Robinson arrangement using slings and pulleys from the main mast? The main is raised and lowered easily using a standard A frame arrangement but there is no similar arrangement for the mizzen. It is complicated by the fact that the mizzen lowers forward and not aft - so it can't be raised and lowered using the main and the A-frame.

Any advice or help would be gratefully received..

Paul

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