Spartite and new mast boot
Hello all, i would like to replace the mast boot before restepping mast but i have the Spartite mast wedge system at the base of the mast. any ideas how to get the spartite off the mast base to get the new mast boot on? it slides about a foot then gets increasingly tighter. i waxed the mast to help it along. should i use a heat gun to make it more pliable? has anyone cut the spartite along the slide track and then reused it, seems the mast collar would hold it in place.
Any ideas? at least we are in the water, early for Lake Erie.
S/V Wendy Michelle