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Old 08-15-2007
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Masts aren't that hard. You should be able to do every thing with a basic set of tools. Pliers, channel locks, screw drivers, allen wrenches and basic wreches. I'd deffinently take some wd-40 or liquid wrench as well. Taking pictures is fine, but take a note book and make note, draw diagrams, and generaly scetch out what you take apart. As your taking things apart, label them. Use a sharpie and some making tape if you need to. It will prove easier to leave some things ( like the stays ) attached,. just tie them to the mast in a couple of places. The truck driver will help so listen to how he wants it. Once you go to put it back up, just follow your notes as best you can, then make sure everything has a fair lead, and you should be fine. One last peice of advice, put as many of the screws, shackle pins, turn buckle pins, and cotter ring back into the hole you took it out of as your dismantling. This will save you alot of frustration when you go to put it back together. You won't have to geuss which cleaves pin fits the back vs the front stay or try to remeber where you put what bolt.
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