Re: Mast tabernacle project
There is no doubt that lateral movement must be restricted as the mast comes forward. The video I mentioned earlier does a very through job of showing how to rig fixed lines to control it. My weight will be sufficient to counter the upward moment of the base of the mast when it comes to rest on the bow crutch. Having the height of that crutch adjustable is another way of adjusting that force a little. We will see.
Ed Zacko's story of building his rig in a boat yard while being watched and having the yard express amazement when it worked, gives me hope. His video is what it took for me to fully understand how it is done.