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post #13 of Old 03-16-2009
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I kept my mast stepping system very simple. I used a 10' 2x6 gin pole and an extension ladder for a mast crutch at the stern. I then simply used a line run from the end of the gin pole through a snap block on the bow and back to the jib sheet winch and hoisted her up. It's definately a two person job (one on the winch, one steadying the mast) and easier with 3, but it was actually much less difficult than I imagined.

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