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We pull ours every 2 to 3 years for inspection and work. It is expensive to do, $600, but this year we are painting the deck, so it will be needed. The owner before me pulled it every year so that he could store his boat in his yard.
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Re: How often do you take your mast down?

I've pulled the mast on our boat twice: Once to get through the Erie Canal; and the second for indoor storage the year we spent on Lake Michigan (and left it down for the trip down to Mobile Bay.)

When we pulled the stick to do the Erie Canal, I had to cut the VHF and lighting cables (the original install hadn't really been done with foresight) so those had to be fixed before we restepped in Buffalo.

While I had it down for the winter, I cleaned and waxed the spars (it's an anodized Al rig), rebuilt and reinstalled the windex, installed a wind instrument sender, replaced the spreader boots, and a bunch of other stuff that's waaaaaaay easier to do standing on the ground than hanging from a bosun's chair.

I'm in no hurry to pull it again, since there's no compelling reason to do so. Like DrB said, it's not exactly a cheap or easy thing to do, but mostly that's a function of the size and type of your standing rigging.
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