[Santana 22] Dry sailing advice

Anne-Carlijn Alderkamp acalderkamp at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 10:13:26 EDT 2019

We remove the backstay and use our topping lift to a handrail to secure the mast.

Anna Alderkamp
Byte Size #801

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> On Jul 17, 2019, at 7:37 AM, Jan Grygier <hydrophilos at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Andrew,
> It depends on the crane - at RYC you don't need to remove the backstay, just pull the starboard guy rope attached to the internal sling a bit more than the port one so boat leans away from the crane (for safety since you know it will fall away from you, and to keep mast away from top of crane).  In Monterey and Santa Cruz the crane comes in from the end and you do have to take out backstay.
> People run a rope attached to main halyard down to a cleat behind the shrouds, though depending on your mast foot and step it *might* stay up without it :)
> Jan Grygier
> Carlos, #320
>> On 7/17/2019 6:56 AM, Andrew Tamm wrote:
>> Hey,
>> I was wondering if anyone has any experience in dry sailing the Santana 22, specifically I'm having issues with the backstay clearing the boom of the lift. I can usually get it by adjusting the side lines to lean the boat as it's coming up, but I was wondering if this is the right or only way. Does anyone have any experience with taking down the backstay while lifting the boat? Is the backset of the shrouds enough to keep the mast stable? 
>> Thanks,
>> Andrew
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