At this point the mast is only being held by the block-and-tackle at the top of the frame and at the base by the loosened bolts.
The person at the base of the mast can now remove the bolts by hand.
The mast is winched about 2 inches above the deck.
Holding tightly to the mast, the crewmember will start walking the base of the mast aft down the side deck opposite the crew at the winch.
As the line on the winch is eased, the mast will slowly come down.
Pressure should be applied to keep the spreaders from contacting the frame.
If all of the preparation was done carefully, this should be very smooth.
Continue to lower smoothly. The less time spent in this precarious position, the better, but you don't want to rush things.
As you near the deck, it will be necessary to twist the mast so the spreader tips clear the A-frame.
Lay the mast down on the deck. You may want to place some towels or wood blocks under it for protection of the deck.
You're done! Celebrate with your favorite beverage.