Position the A-Frame

Putting the rig on the boat Throwing a line over the spreaders... ...and pulling the forestay through

Put the frame on the boat with the top to the stern.

Throw a small leader line above the spreaders inside the triangle formed by the shrouds, mast and spreaders.

Feed the A-frame's forestay through this triangle using the leader line and have a crewmember hold on to it.

Attach the A-frame's backstay to a stern cleat loosely (we will adjust the frame after it is standing).

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