Originally Posted by Alex W
I'd just drop the mast in a yard and do it all at once. It'll take a lot less time and be a lot less hassle for only a little more money.
You could also inspect the rest of the rig while it is down.
You are replacing the standing rigging..
Are you aware that the mast tangs also can break.
Replacing the wires without checking the rest of the vital components is close to useless.