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Made a Mast Crane

Made a mast crane based on one that I have made in the past for my Star 45's. Works well for them, and should work well for a Vintage Marblehead Sun Wind.

It's made from brass, with a bar for strength soldered to the top. The idea is that a slot will be cut into the top 2" of the mast, and the crane will be through-bolted.

This link is to the original schematic of a mast crane that you can build yourself, courtesy of the Miami Valley Model Yacht Club in Ohio. 

Here is my updated version. Click to see the full-sized image and then copy and paste it into Word. It "should" print at just about the correct size, but you may have to adjust the image a bit. Cut it out and spray glue it to some brass sheet. Cut it out on a band-saw and then sand smooth. Be careful when working with tools and metals!!



This is what I ended up with for my Sun Wind HF.

Vintage Marblehead Mast Crane

I decided to reinforce the crane with a length of brass bar soldered to the top edge.

Vintage Marblehead Mast Crane

Back to deck planking now...



Cheers!



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