Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tanzer 16 (Overnighter) Hinged Mast Step

Tanzer 16 (Overnighter) Hinged Mast Step --May 22, 2014 -- Continuing to search for information about hinged mast step arrangements on Tanzer 16's and other small boats.  It hasn't become an obsession yet, but getting there. Found this picture of an Overnighter for sale.  You can see the hinged mast step on top of the cuddy cabin and the supporting structure below. Interesting how the forward area has been modified to make a floor for the cabin.  (The more I look at this, the more I think the Overnighter was maybe not one of  Mr. Tanzer's best ideas.  Why turn a sports car into a travel trailer?)

A king post supports the cabin under the hinge.

Here is a different view.

I did put in an offer for a really rough Tanzer 16 for sale in Seattle, but it seems like it sold for the rehab price instead of the parts price.  The ad is gone, and he didn't even call to dicker a little.  Good!  It should be out sailing if someone can make it happen.

Today's Cliche:  You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him marry a fish.

1 comment:

  1. The O'Day Daysailer mast has a tabernacle on it that might be worth looking into if you are thinking about converting your mast. I personally like the Daysailer mast set up.