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Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road
Lad, have ye never done a caber toss ?!
One good heave, and she's home.
Lacking that, one might make a discrete inquiry as to the legal maximum length for driving it on the road, since 45' is legal in many states, and transporting it in daylight is probably safest. If you have a volunteer fire department....you might be able to make a donation and get it hauled on the truck, complete with able-bodied help. If not, see how long a truck you can get so it is supported. Add a follower....maybe ask for an escort, if the length is legal.
This is why masts are often cut and spliced, even for new boats.