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 Post subject: Re: Mast Raising
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:26 am 
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c.bmartin wrote:
...There were comments earlier about welds breaking on galvanized trailers. The filler metal used on the weld has a minimum of 60,000# of strength. The only way the weld will break if if it's not properly welded.


Ah, that's good to know! I had no idea how strong (or weak) that weld would be. Thanks for the info.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:51 pm 
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10 more days till spring!! I will refer it to as the bitter feast if this dog gone mast raising system brings warm wind and bad backs. This thing has been MIA for the better part of a year. I am not going to trouble my dealer because he does not build these things,but enough already. I know these things happen as I was in manufacturing for almost 20 years. Monkeys on a piano could have written a symphony by now.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Thanks for bringing this back up, I need to check to see how many I have on order to make sure I can fill back orders!

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Keep hearing that 10 are being finished... more materials are being ordered. Heard that every week for weeks now.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:26 pm 
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I still can't make out wether anyone has the official new mast raising system from hobie for the Gataway. Anyone have it? Does it work?
I'm in southeastern CT, and it's starting to warm up!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:55 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Keep hearing that 10 are being finished... more materials are being ordered. Heard that every week for weeks now.

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Ten? I would imagine there must be a need for hundreds of them. Why only 10?
Also, any info on how well they work?
Thanks!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Hobie i making it so it will be good, they never make anything 1/2 way.

I know the hold up was on parts from a supplier, 10 must be all they can get produced correctly with what the supplier can provided, this is juts my guess.

No one has received any yet so there isn't and "in the field" testing been done.

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 Post subject: Mast Raising System
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:23 am 
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Just received the new system. Directions are a little difficult. Will try it this weekend and let you know


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Congrats!
Can't wait to hear your review...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:03 pm 
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Always hard to use instructions without actually going through the paces with the boat and parts. Once you get this set up... it works like a dream. I will be interested in feedback for the instructions.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:15 pm 
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Any one else get this thing?? My guy is trying to get shipping information, but I have heard nothing. I was early on the list, so I am waiting , waiting, waiting. The sound you hear is my head banging on the keyboard.


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Tried it this weekend. Took me several tries to get it right, but it was very easy to raise the mast. The one thing I didn't like was having to take the bridle wires off and then winch the mast up and down to reattach the wires. I think it may be a 15-20 minute job by yourself, but even with a lite duty winch it was very easy and actually quite smooth. By the way, I have had mine ordered since this blog started and it just showed up on my doorstep last week

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:30 am 
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They are coming slowly... next batch should ship this week.

Once you understand the system, you will find there are short cuts. I suspect most of the rig can be left on the boat for the next outing. Step the pole and winch away. Up in a matter of minutes.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:58 am 
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Where are they shipping from?


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