Un stepping a mast
is not that complicated. I did it myself alone with the help of a hired crane truck. Really, it is just common sense. The crane operator should be able to provide all the advice you need. Just think it through. 1. Take the boom off the mast. 2. Disconnect all the mast wiring
. 4. Secure all the running rigging
. 5. When the crane truck arrives hook the sling aroung the mast and take up the slack to the spreaders (attach a downhaul to the sling). 6. Disconnect the standing rigging
. 7. Hoist out the mast. 8. Control the heel of the mast. 9. Lay the mast down on the deck
, secure the standing rigging, support the mast and secure it (if it is going to travel on deck). To hoist it back do the reverse. You may need a second person to pass on your directions to the crane operator when you guide the mast heel onto the step.