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Raising the Mast on a 21'''' boat

Any tips on how to easily & safely raise & lower the mast on a 21'' sailboat.
Thanks & happy sailin''!
 

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Raising the Mast on a 21'''' boat

Connect forestay, port and starboard shrouds, put mast in socket or tabernacle lift as necessary from front to back, connect back stay. This should be a 10 minute job. Whats the big deal here?
 

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Raising the Mast on a 21'''' boat

His question may be regarding a keel-stepped mast - which is more tricky. Capt''n Rog - please elaborate.
 
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Raising the Mast on a 21'''' boat

What makes you think that 21 foot sailboats don''t have keel stepped masts? Dovkies and J-22''s have keel stepped masts. Why wouldn''t something in between?

Jeff
 
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