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post #7 of Old 12-15-2011
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Mast Stepping

I watched several videos on you tube and developed my own system. I use a crutch with a roller at the stern to move the mast into position to pin to the base. My wife pulls the forestay while I lift the mast from the cockpit. All other stays are in place. If a helper is not available, I use the mainsheet tackle to pull the forestay while I lift. It is tricky and can get wobbly but doable. Saw a video where a bi-pod was made to slide in the sail track while the mast is lifted that prevents lateral movement. I will build one to have just in case. Hope this helps and you find a convenient ramp.
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