Originally Posted by Faster
Here's another idea: for the spinn halyard, run it through a mast-mounted clutch - then the mast man or even the foredeck crew can hoist it by jumping it, the clutch holds it while the pole gets properly set etc. When you have some time, pull the tail through to the normal cockpit-located stopper so it can be released from the cockpit on the douse. (don't forget to open the mast-mounted clutch, though!!)
Clutch is a cool idea, I was thinking of a jam cleat but the clutch is a cool idea too...
How far should the openings be staggered to keep the mast strong?