I have a 36 Europa that goes into a shed.
What I do is run a line under the spreader, as a bridle. I tie one end to the Bimini top at a brace, and feed the other end out from the opposite side brace.
The mast drops to just the height of the Bimini, and is easy to handle. I tie off and center it as I go.
Keeps the top clear so I can work around boat without it in my way. The higher you tie off the more leverage you have.
On the IGBO site I show mods made to the mast. Everything is super clean now, no spreaders etc. LEDs on mast light up boat at night, radar and antennas are on simple welded brackets.
Look up "grandbankschoices"
36 Grand Banks Europa