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On my Victory 22, I had a slip right next to a boat house. I actually got the boat to heel (tilt) to the point where I could used a step ladder on top of the boat house to reach the top of the mast, which was now over the boat house roof/sun deck.
I got it to heel (tilt) by running one of the lines (ropes) that go to the top over to a firm attachement point on the far side og th boathouse. Then I used the winch at the base of the mast and cranked.
Note that I attached the dock lines to the dock on the side of the boat away from the boat house, then under the boat and onto the cleats on the side of the boat closest to the boat house. That way the dock lines helped heel (tilt) the boat too.
Anyway, that method worked for me. It might work for you on a day when it is not a full or new moon (which have big tidal changes typically).
You would have to have the broked spreader (horizontal bar with the lights on it) on the side closest to the boat house. Otherwise you'd break the mast for sure. And your boat is bigger than mine was. You might break something anyway.
While this may be an option, I think you are much better off lowering the mast. Good advice to read up on how to do it. Unsupported, the mast could fall like a tree and there's a reason people run when someone yells "Timber!"
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Last edited by Bene505; 02-15-2010 at 03:11 PM.