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How to take an 80-foot mast under a 65-foot bridge

Sep 26, 2011
<p>80-foot mast, 65-foot bridge</p>

80-foot mast, 65-foot bridge

A YouTube video by sailor hunterparrot has caused a bit of a sensation among Intracoastal Waterway Sailors, used to dealing with numerous fixed and opening bridges over the Waterway. The video demonstrates a unique method of heeling a large sailboat, utilizing several bags that are filled with tons of water. When the haliards are hauled in the boat is heeled down, allowing the skipper's 80-foot mast to clear a 65-foot high fixed bridge. Better practice your trigonometry!