- Sep 30, 2013
You mean they make handles for those pointy-ended bastards??
Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.
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I don't think you'll have too much problem at all - as with that method you describe, the wet noodle will be drawn tight, and held in tension by the main sheet - or whatever block and tackle you connect to the bottom of it. If you use a mast raising method that does not inherently draw the mast up and down by tension on the forestay - that's more where you can run into the floppy problems.Took the collective advice and cut down the ears and the excess length of the bolts to hopefully prevent hang-ups. Thanks to everyone.
I'm a little concerned about the "wet noodle" effect of the furled jib. I'm planning to attach the main sheet to the forestay and have my wife assist with the lowering by keeping some tension on that while I manhandle the mast.
As far as baby stays: I hadn't planned to use them, unless that seems like a big mistake.