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Hey thanks guys, Some great ideas, I think the winch one will work great. I appreciate it and will try to try something this weekend. Pics to follow hopefully without blood... :-)

I'm making an assumption that the deck can take my weight (200lbs). It is covered with a gray mat of some type that looks like its meant to be walked on. I have to assume that it's designed for that since to change sails at the forestay while under sail you'd have to walk on it in order to do the job.

I am getting VERY excited, only a few hours to go before the weekend arrives.... YEA!

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Yeah! Or my crampons either! LOL

After I got home I was checking the mast and where it mounts closely (before the thunderstorm moved in). I noticed that the back stay has an extra 2' cable spliced to it about 5' above where the stay hooks on the boat. The end of this extra cable has a small snap hook on it. May I presume that this is to support the end of the boom (the only purpose I can imagine) when the mainsail isn't raised?

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After I got home I was checking the mast and where it mounts closely (before the thunderstorm moved in). I noticed that the back stay has an extra 2' cable spliced to it about 5' above where the stay hooks on the boat. The end of this extra cable has a small snap hook on it. May I presume that this is to support the end of the boom (the only purpose I can imagine) when the mainsail isn't raised?
Rich, that's correct.

From what you've posted, it sounds like the boat is meant to be rigged by simply picking the mast up and dropping it in the hole (don't drop it too hard!), then fixing the stays and sails. Others classes rigged like this include the Laser and OK Dinghy.

Some 16-footers have an adjustable forestay leading back to the cockpit which can be connected first to provide some support, but basically, start with the stays wrapped around the mast, pick it up and drop it in... or ask someone else to do it for you!

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