Does anyone have a link to a site or even know if it is possible to step the mast on the 26? It's an older boat, and has notches on the base of the mast.. I'd like to be able to remove the mast for hurricane season. Thanks in advance for any help!
to do it manually, I did it with the help of 3 other guys once, but it is very tricky, because, as you note, there is no "pivot point" at the mast base. After the first time I did it, I didn't want to do it again, so hired a guy with a tall fork lift to hold it up by the spreaders while I set the standing rigging.