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Hi, I am new to the forums, but so far it has been a huge help to me! I'm hoping you guys can help just a bit more... I just had the marina where my boat is kept step my mast last month, and now I'm being transferred to Virginia. I really don't want to pay the yard another $200 to take apart what they just put up!
So... I saw on the Alberg 30 site that some people have set up an A-frame to lower their rig. The mast on my Bristol 27 is smaller than the Alberg, so I think it would be fairly straightforward to unstep. Does anyone in the Buzzards Bay area have one of these A-frames and be willing to help me lower my mast? Please help!!! Thanks in advance, I will pay in beer and lunch :D
 

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That was my first thought, but unfortunately nobody else liked the idea :( Apparently it is "too dangerous". Hahaha, there's also the time commitment that I couldn't work out. Therefore I need to ship it...
 

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the mast is deck stepped and I believe approximately 35 feet. I would like to use an A-frame to lower it, as has been shown on the alberg 30 site, but I'm not comfortable dropping a 35 foot pole with only photos on a website to guide me:)
I would be willing to build an a-frame if someboady has experience with lowering a mast in this fashion and is willing to show me. In the future I would like to build a tabernacle like the one that was featured in Good old Boat a few months back.
 

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oops sorry, I thought it had my location in my profile. The boat is in Westport point at Tripps marina until the 29th when the haulers are going to move it to Virginia. I can take the mast down any time between now and the 29th if anyone can show me how
 

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sweet, thanks for the link! That is basically the same setup that the Alberg site uses, except theirs is built with scaffolding pipe. I think i'll build one going the steel route for strength and ease of disassembly:) I just looked it up and my mast is 31'9". I think it is very similar to the catalina 27 so the dimensions should be close enough. I'm still wiched nervous to do it myself though! If anyone wants to come see the possible carnage one of these weekends let me know!
 
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