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post #4 of Old 09-14-2011
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on my santana 23, we have one person on the forestay lower it slowly, one person on the deck to walk her down and ease her into the crutch on the stern. its easier with three people but i just restepped her post irene a few weeks ago with one other person. make sure to minimize crosswind either bow or stern to the wind. being steady, smooth, and everyone knowing their role and what to do to avoid an accident is crucial. make sure they know everystep thats going to happen. you dont want someone saying wait? what do i do now?! the process on my boat takes about 5 mins to drop when done properly.
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