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Re: Dry docking a 29' boat (impossible dream?)
Originally Posted by UltimateWalrus
: What do you mean drop the mast? As far as I know my mast is a solid piece of metal going all the way to the bottom of the keel.
Your mast IS one piece - and yes, probably 'keel stepped' meaning it goes through the deck and down to the keel plate. However the only thing holding all that there is the rigging.. loosen all that off, connect crane to the mast, disconnect the rigging and she'll come out like pulling a toothpick from a loaf.
This is a necessary step for any overland transport.. as you say, what about the traffic lights and the overhead wires? This is one of those hydraulic trailers I spoke of earlier.
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