I'm still looking into places to step my mast. The few places I've heard of on the Hudson side seem farther north then I'd like. I'm hoping to get the sail up ASAP. Also I need to find a place where I can get help as I've ever stepped a mast using a public crane... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
I have a friend who does this trip each year. He has used two places in Catskill, Riverview Marine Service and Hop-O-Nose Marine. He said that the cruisers that he spoke to raved about Hop-O-Nose but that he preferred Riverview. They did a very professional job and were less expensive.
Check out this thread
on Cruisers Forum for a list of mast stepping/un-stepping places on the Erie Canal.