Any suggestions on a safe way to step the mast/sail on a WR16 while on the trailer? Putting the boat on the ground is not an option as I use a paved boat ramp.
I took a nasty fall last October while taking down the mast after an afternoon of sailing. It became off balanced and while trying to correct it I stepped backwards and fell into the cockpit. Scraped up my forearm and I got whiplash resulting in several months long bout with vertigo (severe dizziness) Just now coming out of it and I really want to get back on the water.
In the past, I would find the balance point of the mast while standing on top of the boat, position it vertically, then lift it from the ground to the trailer frame, from there to the receiver. Same process in reverse for take down.