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Post: "Shrouds, Standing Rigging Questions"

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Bud Taplin
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If you start by removing the four lower stays, the upper stays will keep the mast in place. After the four lower ones are removed, then do the same with the uppers.

Best to haul the stays up the mast with a spare halyard, remove one, replace it, with someone on deck to attach the new one, then go on and do the other three at each location the same way.

As long as you are at a slip, in calm conditions, there should be no problem changing the stays this way.

If you are using mechanical fasteners (Staloc or Norseman) on the lower ends, then you should use halyards to help support the mast prior to removing either four, and carefully come back down the mast to cut and install the four lower ends.

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