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Re: Removing the mast
"You don't pull an engine to change the oil."
Oh, DUH! Now you tell me?!
And here we've been having the engine swapped out every hundred hours because there's no drain hole in the oil pan. Jeez, aaron, what else have you been holding back on?
Quickstep, it sounds like whoever built your boat cheaped out. Whether you go up the past or pull it, there SHOULD be a wiring disconnect at the bast of the mast. Maybe IN the mast, hidden under an access plate. Maybe in the deck, bulkhead mounted. Or moaybe in the air, in the cable bundle. But there always should be a way to disconnect those wires, specifically so the mast can be pulled with zero risk of damaging them.
No, it isn't quick and easy to get a decent connector in there, some folks use the 4-plug "trailer wiring" connectors and just keep them well greased and covered. That will work if you don't have time for better options.