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Riverview Marine Services Inc.

Your Satisfaction is Our Priority

Mast Service

We have overnight and long term dockage available at a discounted rate for mast customers. You will find clean showers and laundry facilities. We are within walking distance to parks, restaurants and town. A short cab ride will get you to Walmart, Lowes, chain drugstores, Emergent care, phone stores and hardware stores. We will be glad to special order any parts or supplies you may need and have them for your arrival. We will will be happy to receive and hold mail or parcels for you. We have a large pile of mast horses you can pick through to fit to your boat, we also sell some lumber and we offer a loaner tool box if you need it.
Serving Boaters since 1977 we work hard to provide all customers with excellent services at the best price point. When you need professional mast service, trust the real pros. Take a look below to learn more.


Tips for Mast Stepping

Mast Unstepping:

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.

Loosen turnbuckles, straighten cotter pins, start cotter rings

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.

 Mast Stepping:

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.

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