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Removing the mast

I need to replace my windex, wind direction indicator sending unit, lazyjacks and add a fitting for a spinnaker. I'm thinking the best way to do this is to take the mast down. The mast is stepped on the cabin top and it's about 30' long. The last time this happened, it was done at a yard with a crane, but I'm thinking of trying it myself. There is wiring that goes up the mast, so it has to be raised up several inches and held there while the wiring is disconnected. Can I get this thing down on my own without a disaster?

PS, the boat is in a boat lift (not travel lift) so it's not like it's bobbing around.
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