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post #27 of Old 12-16-2013
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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

How do you move a 40ft mast without hiring a semi?
Very carefully, very carefully.

Last year I had to move my 14meter wooden mast 3 km up and down a hilly street to a crane alone because I was refused service from the boatyard next to where I had worked on it. I used the old mast it was replacing With three 1 meter sections of the old mast and a Pocket full of rocks to stop excessive rolling when I got her going. The scene was straight out of the Flintstones With Egyptian technology. I`d roll it, then chock it, move a log, roll it, and then chock it., then move a log. 2 hours and 1kilometer later I rolled it by the front of a local lumber store this way which gave the workers a good laugh, but were later kind enough to loan me their industrial strength trolly for the rest of the trp. They loaded it by useing a forklift and 2hours later I was Down to that needed Crane. It was however still a one-man operation to get it there. Push, chock, rest, push, chock, rest, push, chock, rest.

Point being, where there is a will, there is a way.
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