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You didn't state if your boat is on a mooring, slip, or trailer. Mine is on a mooring and I usually raise the main at the mooring, then cast off and motor / sail away.
Otherwise, as suggested, I would use a rope to tie the tiller straight, then go forward and raise the main.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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