Selling and servicing Evinrude outboards since 1979.
Our mast crew is standing by to help you prepare for the next leg of your trip. Call us if you need help planning your trip through the NY canal system. Let us help you make Catskill a great stop on your trip to or from the canal.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for mast service
Remove sails and boom
Parcel running rigging (please leave about 10" or so of clear mast under the gooseneck or under the winches so we can fasten our down line in one of those spots)
Disconnect Mast electrical wires
Construct or modify existing mast supports, gather tie down rope or straps
Lower awnings, dodgers antennas, wind generators secure etc.
Have tools at hand and a few pieces of 4' - 6' line
Remove wedges or mast gasket if possible
If keel stepped, remove most of the standing rigging
Remove extra crew members and children from the boat.
Clear deck and untie the mast as much as is safe
Do anything aloft you need to do (lights, spreaders halyards instruments, antennas, rigging, etc.)
Have tools available
Make sure the standing and running rigging is on the right side of the spreaders
Have clevis and cotter pins, turnbuckles, mast tubes etc handy
Remove children and extra crew members from boat.
Do not stand or let anyone stand beneath the suspended load
Help keep the base of the mast lower than the masthead at all times
Speak to our man on deck, the crane operator can't hear you. Our man will give the crane operator hand signals.
There is an area where Sailors leave old mast supports behind, if these supports are not marked for return pick up you may be able to find something you can use or modify. (Please respect the mast supports marked for returning boats) We also keep a stock of 2X4s and 2X6s for purchase. A tool box is available and can be checked out by mast customers free of charge.
Our experienced crew will step your mast with safety and care for your boat being the top priority.
Clean heads and showers await our guests, as well as laundry facilities
Our hydraulic crane gives us the ability to serve you better than ever. Extra reach and capacity for a safer and quicker job. Click this photo for a video showing a mast being stepped.
Cruising sailors, give us a chance to save you MONEY! Our special order service is the BEST! Call us for that accessory, engine part, spare part or piece of cruising gear you need. We can most often beat the big guys and we offer free freight on most items. From filters to outboards, bilge pumps to masthead lights, below deck or above, we can have your gear before you get here. Call us at 518-943-5311 to arrange for mast stepping and to have needed gear waiting when you arrive.
We are conveniently located in the village of Catskill, NY. We are close to parks, restaurants, the downtown shopping district, propane, Price Chopper supermarket, Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart and others. Cab service and car rentals are readily available. Crew changes are facilitated by the nearby NY Thruway, Amtrak in Hudson NY, or the Albany Airport. We will accept and hold mail and reasonable packages for transient boaters.
Call us for transport arrangements or recommendations. Lift and load or lift and launch service is available. Please call for details.