The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Own Our Own Sawhorses

This tip won’t work for active voyagers far from home, but for those of us who commission our boats at the same yard every year and have a place to store them it’s well worth owning our own sawhorses.

The things are always in short supply at a boatyard, and the ones we can hunt down are usually rickety and of mismatched heights.

We need four, three to hold the mast and one extra to tie a spreader to so the mast won’t roll when dressed.

Ours are a bit over-the-top strong and heavy because we originally bought them to support the mast on our McCurdy and Rhodes 56.

Something a bit lighter, maybe in plastic, would work well for smaller boats.

Do you have a brand that has worked well for you? Leave a comment.

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