St. Joseph, removing mast

Unstepping the mast before crossing Lake Michigan to the Calumet River in Illinois.  It seems a bit unnerving to have the mast removed. The sails are our stabilizers.

Bob and Vickie Lucas, a couple we meet in Harrisville Michigan recommend we come to St. Joseph for unstepping our mast. After researching the recommendation we emailed them and they sent us the marina info. I must admit Eric (owner) of Anchor’s way Marina and Adam, Joe, Ken and Jim who unstepped our mast were a delight to work with.

 Beauty without her sails 
 Adam driving the host with the BIG hook to remove the the mast
 The removal of the boom
  Unsealing the mast it was a mess. Think we will need a new boot. 
Hosting Ken up the mast to place the yellow stap above the spreader

 Ken & Jim tying line around the shrouds to get ready to host up the mast.
 Raising the mast out😯  
 And she is out…,Woow she looks naked   

Laying the mast on supports 

Wind indicator and anchor & tricolor lights are coming off.

  Supporting the mast   
Removing anchor & tricolor lights

   Building mast support on Beauty 
  Rear support   
Supports are done mast coming back to her

What an amazing job the guys did👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Tied down and well supported she ready for our journey again.  Still need additional lines and ratchet straps.
 Latter that evening Ken came back with his beautiful wife Mary for an evening cocktail 

 Bob & Vickie thanks for the recommendation…What an amazing job the crew did here at Anchor’s Way Marina. Thank you all so much. 

2 thoughts on “St. Joseph, removing mast

  1. Good to see you got to Saint Joseph, Michigan and good to see photos of our friends back at Anchor’s Way Marina. We loved keeping our boat there this last year and made many friends. They helped us through several projects to get our boat ready to cruise. If you stop in Michigan City, Indiana try to stay on the 200 dock, our old slip there was #219 and our slip neighbors were wonderful. I am enjoying your blog and wish you fun and safe travels. Bob & Vickie


    1. Bob & Vickie we can not that you enough for the recommendation here. Yes, you are so right about the people here they are awesome. I hope to see you two again this time we will have dinner…
      Thanks again
      Jane & Bryce


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