Anyone here replaced the mast post on a Hobie 20 Miracle?

I was looking this over and with the parts diagram, this looks to be a little involved than the Prindles' and NACRAS' I am use to working on.... few questions:

Can this be done with the beam still on the boat? Or will the beam need to come off?
What is the best way to get to the internal tension nut.. I am thinking a wobble with a socket extender may get me the angle I need?


Last edited by Ventucky Red; 07/21/17 11:58 AM.