Re: help unstepping mast in MA
Hi BristolJonny, here is a thought even if it sounds unappetizing. You are under time constraints to move your household, your boat and yourself to a new job. Sometimes cutting your losses is best if it will take stress off you.
I would have the boat yard unstep it even though it costs $200. When you get settled in, buy the materials for an A-frame and get an old seadog to show you how to use it on someone else's boat who is hauling his boat for a bottom job or something.
Next time you need to put it up or down you will be in A-1 shape. Just a thought.