Items required

 

Winch handle

 

Fender with rope on both ends

 

Mast strut

 

Mast support

 

Wooden chocks

 

Trailer keys

 

Ratchet tie-down straps

 

Bathroom scales

 

Large G Clamp

 

Cable ties

 

Small spanner for rigging screws

 

Allen key or similar for bottle jacks

 

 

 

Procedure

 

Ensure boat is attached to trailer at the bow

 

Ensure boat cannot fall backwards (chocks or attached to car)

 

Remove trailer board.  Push trailer board mounting struts right in

 

Attach VHF aerial to mast.  Check it is straight with wind indicators either side of mast

 

Check masthead light is ok

 

Move mast aft.  Put bolt through tabernacle and mast.  Ensure bolt has washer on it in the correct place

 

Tie off jib halyard so it can’t slip through the mast using a Flemish bend

 

Attach mast raising strut.  Use G clamp if required

 

Attach jib halyard to mast raising strut with a bowline

 

Attach trailer winch to mast raising strut

 

Stand bottle screws up so they are vertical.  Cable ties?

 

Check lines on mast to ensure they are all untied

 

Check lines on mast to ensure they will fall the correct side of the spreaders

 

Check shrouds to ensure they will not foul on anything when the mast is raised

 

Check forestay / furler to ensure it won’t be damaged / cause damage as the mast is raised

 

Check there are no lines that could foul the tabernacle as the mast comes up. Especially the spinnaker downhaul

 

Raise mast using trailer winch. 

                Keep an eye on the mast as it comes up

                Keep an eye on the shrouds as the mast comes up

 

Put forestay into mounting on anchor roller

 

Tighten upper shrouds.  Check mast bend is right.

 

Tension lower shrouds until they are hand tight + one turn

 

Attach boom to topping lift.  Put topping lift through clutch.

 

Attach boom to goose neck.     Check reefing cringle is right way around

 

Attach main sheet

 

Attach lazy jack lines

 

Put main halyard through clutch

 

Attach kicking strap.  Put kicking strap line through clutch

 

Put bilge boards in

 

Attach bilge board lines

 

Feed jib into furler groove.  Tie halyard off at mast

 

Attach jib furler line (check it is in the right way). 

Turn furling  system (the correct way until jib is fully furled).  Do three more turns

 

Attach jib sheets with bowline.  Feed jib sheets through clutches

 

Connect VHF and masthead sockets at base of mast

 

Put outboard on bracket.  Pass through pushpit and connect to fuel tank & power

 

Put rudder in

 

Attach fenders and lines

 

Launch