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If you have no idea how long it's been since someone took the mast down to check everything out, then just do it. You haven't supplied enough info on how hard of a job it will be -- size of boat and deck or keel stepped info would be helpful. While the mast itself may not weigh an inordinate amount, it's very unwieldy. Taking it down yourself even with plenty of help may prove to be an adventure. At least check with a marina on how much they would charge to do it and go from there. If you do take it down, check everything conceivable and replace anything that even looks doubtful. Also, take lots of pictures for later reference. Those do come in handy, believe me!
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
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