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post #9 of Old 12-20-2009
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I safely step my similar sized mast singlehanded without the aid of outside structures. I use a gin pole, the jib halyard, my vang tackle and some custom side guys that I made out of nylon 3 braid rope to counter the side shear Faster mentions. Takes me about 30 minutes from the time I pull up to the launch. If you would like, I'll take some pictures or try to draw some. Let me know.

S/V Boccata d'Aria

I'm not sure what Dickens are, but I think they may be important and I sure as hell don't want them scared out of me.......Izzy
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