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post #5 of Old 05-21-2009
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Good advice from all. We detach forestay quite often to lower mast to go under bridges. Secure 2 halyards to something solid. I take them to 2 good size shackles on the same fitting the forestay attaches to. Ease off backstay mainsheet and vang. Winch on each halyard in turn, gradually taking up load on each until forestay is just loose enough. Double cleat both halyards or cleat and tie off if 2nd cleat not available. I would be happy to take you through mast lowering but most boats are not set up for it(you need a hinge between deck and boom level)
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