Stepping a Mast

>>> Stepping a Mast

There are lots and lots of ways to step a mast (raise the mast) on a sailboat. On larger craft, this gets into cranes and the like, but for smaller boats, its a process that you do often as you launch and trailer your boat.

Good Old Boat had this nice article covering one fairly simple method.

In surfing around looking at this, I ran across this guy, who seems to have his process down to an art 🙂

SOL Solutions

>>> SOL Solutions

SOL Solutions has several nifty looking solar energy products. Not sure how some of them might play on a boat, but their portable power unit could be very handy if you are building "remote" from utilities.


You can combine up to three panels for more generation. Neat design.

Mobile Solar Generators


Perfect point of use, off the grid, alternative to old paradigm, noisy gas generators.

Clean, silent, renewable energy that you own, with no ongoing costs ever!

One small, easy to move, all in one integrated unit, ready to point towards the sun at your best location, and deliver up to 1200 watts of AC power, and 12 volts DC power,
and even charge all your Ni-Mh smaller batteries.

Elegantly designed unit including, one 135 watt photovoltaic panel, three 100 amp/hour deep cycle sealed batteries, solar charge controller, watt Meter, 1500 watt inverter/charger, external AC/DC plugs.

All in a sleek, simple, two-wheel, cart.