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Old 12-15-2011
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plenty of video's on you tube. macgregor (IMHO) has a very good system. see if you can copy that.

the key is flat ground, and pointing into the wind so the mast does not go off to the side.

if you are strong, you can lift it up by yourself. then you just need someone to pin the fore stay.

if not so strong, look at fabricating some winch system with a ginpole.

(and of course check for trees and powerlines in between the mast raising site and the ramp).

you may wish to use a travel lift with a sling, but that's usually more money.

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