Is your boom long enough to use it along with your topping lift or halyard? I've never done that but I've seen photos of it being done and it seems feasible. My outboard is about 80 lbs so I just pick it up into place. I once had to lower it onto the bracket with one hand while holding to the pulpit with the other all the while getting slammed by 4 foot waves. I have witnesses but no negatives. Or is it the other way around?