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How to unstep a mast of a 37 ft Cat

Hi Guys! New to the forum
I am wondering if the same unstepping procedures apply for a 37ft Catamaran.
Her mast is quite large, I believe 40 to 45 feet tall.
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It sounds like you might be best using a rigger and a crane
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It sounds like you might be best using a rigger and a crane
I contacted a local rigger and he said he'll do it for $470.
The crane is only $150 down here. I thought I could save some bucks doing it meself.
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A mast that size is a handfull with a crane
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A mast that size is a handfull with a crane
This will be my first time.
I may have to pay the rigger to do it and learn soemthing during the process.
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Hey Man,

We step the mast of our 25 footer every time we sail. It's doable, but it still takes two. After 40+ times, we're pretty good at it. But our mast is only 29 feet and probably 2/3 the section of yours. I REALLY think yours is a job for riggers. I'm a DIY guy. I do EVERY THING. But this one is beyond. Unfortunate.
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Hey Man,

We step the mast of our 25 footer every time we sail. It's doable, but it still takes two. After 40+ times, we're pretty good at it. But our mast is only 29 feet and probably 2/3 the section of yours. I REALLY think yours is a job for riggers. I'm a DIY guy. I do EVERY THING. But this one is beyond. Unfortunate.
I am a DIY to the bone, but definitely this is a job for a crane.
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