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.