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Old 04-11-2015, 16:32   #1
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Raising/lowering mast

After reading a lot on this subject elsewhere in this forum the general conclusion I come too is "pay to have some at a marina do this for you". What is the approximate going rate for this job? Do most marinas have the trained staff to get this done? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2015, 16:56   #2
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Re: Raising/lowering mast

I'd do it myself. The only cost would be a short term work berth and a crane hire. And the cost for someplace to store and work on your mast once it's down.


When I fitted our rig, the work berth cost around $25, the crane around $400. Unfortunately you need quite a big crane, not because of the weight it has to lift, but because of the height and reach needed.
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Re: Raising/lowering mast

What sort of boat and where it the world?

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Re: Raising/lowering mast

My yard in CT. Charges $5 a foot. Not too unreasonable
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Re: Raising/lowering mast

my club, use of electric crane is included in fees, gather some friends, at haul out we take down about 4-5 every 2 hours. at launch, takes about 30 minutes per boat as long as owners are prepared.
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Re: Raising/lowering mast

Ive had my stick put up, taken down and the put up again. One time went flawlessly and the other two put scratches and nicks on my mast and deck. I am not quite confident yet to hire crane and have freinds help but it doesnt look that hard. For my money, i would prefer to hire it out if I could trust a rigger to do it right.
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Re: Raising/lowering mast

Ive had my stick put up, taken down and the put up again. One time went flawlessly and the other two put scratches and nicks on my mast and deck. I am not quite confident yet to hire crane and have freinds help but it doesnt look that hard. For my money, i would prefer to hire it out if I could trust a rigger to do it right.
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