Sorry to hear about dealer probs.
However, I am getting pretty comfortable stepping and lowering the mast with my winch with one set of helping hands...
Yep, the helping hands plus winch works. A combination of mechanics and helping hands eases the process.
However, my wifely "helping hands" get distracted too easily. For example, a cell phone going off. So it goes -- Hey, I have a call, can you pause mast stepping for just a minute? DO NOT YELL AT ME, DEAR!
Glad to hear you have some resolution, though.
That is really good video to see, Adam!