How to get a tall mast under a not so tall fixed bridge

Posted By on September 16, 2011

This skipper and his sailboat have something in common by going under the bridge in this way. I’m impress with both the ingenuity and boldness.

How to get an 80′ rig through the 65′ bridges of the Intracoastal Waterway using two tons of water. The balls get swung out with an initial turn to port or stbd. The tendency then is for the roll to continue by itself, but is controlled by letting the bags out slowly with a line made off to each bag and running each to a cockpit winch. This is the longer version of the video, including the long approach to the bridge.


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