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Re: Tip of Mast hit bridge...

Originally Posted by ranger22owner View Post
If I were to would I have to undo all of the lines or could I leave them on; furthermore is taking a mast down a very difficult task for a newbie?
I don't know your particular boat, but you might want to have a second person help you.

Generally what we used to do was have Person 1 release the bolts in the mast step and steady the mast. Person 2 released the backstay. Person 1 carefully guided the mast down walking forward while 2 hung onto the backstay to keep the mast from crashing down. Took about 10 minutes and was a PITA to do, which is why we kept the boat in a slip.


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