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My lady friend at the time came up with "Trouble" after seeing it break my wallet a few times. I think she may have been on to something...

Then she proceeded to offer me a "free" chriscraft in need of repairs, Trouble^2?
S/V "Trouble" has a ring to it.

A very Pirate sounding name!

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Whoa. I suggest you call Rob and the two of you hook up for info. Our boat is in the marina. We were just talking about making a boat trip and I said "Are you fricking kidding? That mast is a nightmare." but that's just me.
Rob is 402-880-7689. He would love to talk to you too.

Does your boat have swept back spreaders? My Aquarius does. I use a stainless A frame stuck into the transom with a roller on top, (like a trailer bow roller).
I pick up the mast top and place on the roller, then go forward and pick up the mast base, and push, it rolls backwards until aligned with the mast step.
Then connect spreaders.

Then bolt into mast step, and connect a come along strap to forestay using a pin & s hook.

Then with one person pushing on the mid mast, (it's at about 25 degs now with extended A frame), the other cranks the come along keeping tension, as the lifter keeps it centered until spreaders engage.

Once the spreaders have enough tension to keep it centered, (there is a bad moment at about 60 degs when the lifter has to be on tippie toe, and there is enough slack on the spreaders to lean about 20 degs.

The come along guy keeps cranking, and the mast straightens up and tightens into position.......whew! it's up.

Connect forestay, ( I keep the lifting pin in place until fixed to the tack plate).
Tighten rigging, then go sailing.

It takes about 30 mins start to finish on mine. And I only have to lift half the weight of the mast.

The only better way I've thought of, but haven't tested yet....Is to build an A-frame out of 2 by 4's that is about 7 or 8 ft tall, and the base would nest in the cockpit corners, and the top would be single bolted about a foot from the end, so when spread it would have about 6 inches for the mast to nest in.

That would be lifted into position about 45 degs up, so the mast would have something to center it until the spreaders engage.

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Does your boat have swept back spreaders? My Aquarius does. I use a stainless A frame stuck into the transom with a roller on top, (like a trailer bow roller).
I pick up the mast top and place on the roller, then go forward and pick up the mast base, and push, it rolls backwards until aligned with the mast step.
Then connect spreaders.

Then bolt into mast step, and connect a come along strap to forestay using a pin & s hook.

Then with one person pushing on the mid mast, (it's at about 25 degs now with extended A frame), the other cranks the come along keeping tension, as the lifter keeps it centered until spreaders engage.

Once the spreaders have enough tension to keep it centered, (there is a bad moment at about 60 degs when the lifter has to be on tippie toe, and there is enough slack on the spreaders to lean about 20 degs.

The come along guy keeps cranking, and the mast straightens up and tightens into position.......whew! it's up.

Connect forestay, ( I keep the lifting pin in place until fixed to the tack plate).
Tighten rigging, then go sailing.

It takes about 30 mins start to finish on mine. And I only have to lift half the weight of the mast.

The only better way I've thought of, but haven't tested yet....Is to build an A-frame out of 2 by 4's that is about 7 or 8 ft tall, and the base would nest in the cockpit corners, and the top would be single bolted about a foot from the end, so when spread it would have about 6 inches for the mast to nest in.

That would be lifted into position about 45 degs up, so the mast would have something to center it until the spreaders engage.
The B8.2 I have does not have swept spreaders.

I have been stepping the mast backwards from how most people do it. I place the boom in the slot and tie a downhaul of sorts, then the back stay to the boom. Now from the tip of the boom I tie a line, which then goes through a block tied to the stern, around a winch a few times, then to the clam cleat on the traveller. Having one person lift the mast, another balances the boom and pulls the line through the winch/cleat setup. All stays remain attached to their final destinations apart from the back stay.

My issue is that I have both the mast and the boom want to go sideways without someone holding them in place, I want to find a way a single person could do this process if need be since I have no slip and go through the process every time I go out.

This is ok with guys, but I would hate to put some poor lady through this situation, it would be a sure way to make sure she never sailed with me again.
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