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Does anybody know the weight of the mast (standard rig)? Mine is currently lying down on top of the boat (far, far from a crane) and I need to lift it off but need to know the weight before devising a plan.
 

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I currently have my mast on sawhorses for the first time. Similar boat...a Cal 2-27. I haven't lifted the whole mast, but I have lifted each end while working on it. I would be very surprised if it weighed more than 80 pounds or so.
 

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Correct. well less than 100 lbs. It should be very moveable while down by one person.
If you need to put it up yourself, that is a different story... but we have a couple club members that have done it.. with 3 people.

I've been stepping my own mast which is 4 feet shorter, solo (using an A-frame). So its very doable.
 

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I remember the Catalina 25 tall mast being about 100lbs, and the Catalina 27 uses a similar extrusion that is a couple of feet longer.

Looking on Rig-Rite the mast sections for other similar 27' boats appear to weigh 2.5-3lbs per foot. The mast is about 33' long (standard mast, tall is longer), which would be about 85-100lbs. Add spreaders, masthead, halyards, and rigging which probably add another 15-20lbs.
 

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We have a Catalina 27 Tall Rig (so I think that's 2' longer than yours), and have had the mast down numerous times for re-wiring, new masthead, installing VHF antenna on top, etc.

Two adults can carry it pretty easily. I would estimate the weight at about 100-110 lbs. It would be pretty difficult to move, carry, or maneuver with just one person.

We raise and lower the mast with an A-frame made out of 2x4s. Works great, but is scary!!! I can send you a link to the plans for building this if you'd like.

Good luck.
 
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