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Old 02-15-2010
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I wouldn't try to make any repairs by going aloft on a Cal 25 that has a broken spreader and damaged shroud. That's just foolish IMHO, since the mast isn't all that robust to begin with. It also is easy enough to unstep the mast using an a-frame or gin pole setup, so there's really no reason to go aloft.
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