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I was woundering if there is any devices that can be used to raise and lower the mast by one person because I will be sailing the Trent Serven Water way and from what I can gather there are some points where I will need to lower my mast to clear obsticals, what I'am looking for some thing that is portable due to limited storage space any suggestion or drawing to make smoe thing up. all input would be greatly useful.
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It would really help if you said what kind of boat you were on. Many boats with a deck-stepped mast can have a gin-pole or A-frame system for raising the mast that can be compact enough to stow aboard. However, some of these systems aren't really all that safe for use by a single person.

The boat I have has a built-in mast raising system, which allows me to lower or raise the mast by myself in about 10-15 minutes.

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I have a trailor sailor and have rasied and lowered mine about 100x for various reasons. I use my boom as a gin-pole and some special halyards I made. I would never try it in the water as it would probably sink the boat if leaned very much. I have to hook the trailor to the truck and tie the boat to the trailor to keep it down.
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