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 Post subject: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:39 am 
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Hey there. I only have an Oasis but am planning to upgrade to a TI in a year or so. I want to add a PVC mast and sail holder to my trailer but I want it to be big enough to hold the TI's sail eventually. I dont take apart the Oasis' mast, I just furl and toss it in the mini van. If the tube is long enough to hold an assymbled Hobie Kayak sail will it hold the TI's mast? How big around would it need to be?


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:47 pm 
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I'd have to get out and measure it, but the TI mast is a big! I'd guess about 18' long. My buddy Jesse in the picture is 6' tall... 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:42 pm 
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But it comes in half to stow, right? In most pictures I see people with it bundled up and it seems shorter than the hull.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:18 pm 
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It's an 18' mast with wrap around sail that stows in its own 18' bag. It's not meant to be disassembled each time. It would be a real pain to break it down after each trip and I'd guess the sail would be damaged by removing/folding it over time. It's best to carry it fully assembled and strapped to the hull for support. I would think it would fit (just) in a 4" dia pipe :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:48 pm 
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stringy wrote:
I would think it would fit (just) in a 4" dia pipe :)
Except maybe the mast spool?

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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:05 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
Except maybe the mast spool?


That is correct. I used a small piece of 6" on the end of the 4" to accomodate the spool.


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I'm having trouble deciding how I want to handle the end cap situation, but have about decided to just leave my temporary measure that is show as is - its working fine.

FYI, the 4" is a very snug fit - I have to twist the mast as I insert it to get the <sail tie down hook?> into the tube.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:04 pm 
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Nice job! Looks like a tail pipe. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:12 am 
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I just use the included bungies on the forward and aft stowage areas for the furled sail (don't use the sail bag) and everything is secure. Only takes a few seconds to lash it. I use a split piece of pool noodle to cover the furling base, when I remember it. I considered building a mast tube but don't need it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:05 am 
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Thanks for all the good info!


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:08 pm 
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TalonDJ,
In case you haven't seen this, here's how I carry my mast on my Trailex SUT350-S.
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Herb,
Looks like you got your trailer put together, how's that stern roller working for you?

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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:24 pm 
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sun E sailor wrote:
Herb,
Looks like you got your trailer put together, how's that stern roller working for you?


All is good - thanks again for all the help :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sail & mast storage?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:08 am 
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Few mods, and the mast holder could double as an awesome potato gun.


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