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Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: Easiest mast to raise?
This guy does it twice each outing - once to go under the bridge on the way out, and second upon returning. He uses and A-frame:
I do mine once a season while on the hard. I use a gin pole with retention straps as "baby stays" to keep the mast and gin pole in column. It could be done on water, although I'd worry if a big wake hit me while the mast was halfway up/down:
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina