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Old 12-19-2009
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stepping(raising) mast w/o crane

I have a 28' boat, about a 34' mast. Only have about a 4' draft, so lots of ramps work. Handbook has details of using boom/mainsheet to create triangle to raise mast. I've always used ginpoles/cranes. Is it as sketchy as it appears to use boom/mainsheet ?
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