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Question storing sailboat on trailer in Fl. Keys?

I'm trailering my 25' boat, (3' draft) from NE to the Keys next winter. I will only be able to use it for about 10 days every 7-8 weeks. I'm thinking it might be good to be able to store it on it's trailer at a facility that has a deep enough ramp (or they can pick it up off the trailer if need be) to launch it for use when I'm there. Love to be able to store it with the mast up!! Any ideas as to if such a place exists? Or any alternative ideas??
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Bad idea to store it with the mast up, down there. Mast up adds quite a bit of windage, and leads to domino like effects in strong winds... which is bad.

Is your mast a deck-stepped mast? On most 25' boats, it usually is. If so, I would instead rig an A-Frame type mast raising jig, that would let you step and unstep your mast relatively quickly and safely, without the need for the yard to do so.

If you have questions on doing that, let me know, and I'll see if I can help.


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