messed up mast
While lowering mast, it twisted and fell down. The only damage was a twisted hinge pin and enlarged lower sail track where the hinge pin slips into the sail track.
I bent the hinge pin back in place and put five stainless steel hose clamps on the bottom of the mast over the enlarged sail track so the hinge pin could not slip out.
I think we can step the mast in the conventional manner if we have a person located at the mast foot, pushing the foot of the mast forward so that it will not slip out of the hinge pin.