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Raise the A-Frame


Bringing the tackle to the mast Position the feet of the A frame

Pull the lower block on the frame to the base of the mast, being careful not to lose the bitter end, making sure that you can reach it when the frame is standing.

Position the feet of the A-frame behind the upper shrouds at the deck on port and starboard.

Push the rig up... ...and pull it into place with the forestay

Begin raising the A-frame into position. Start by pushing up on the legs, and then, when the frame is about half-way up, you can pull it the rest of the way with the forestay.

Care must be taken that the feet do not kick out from their position on the deck. If you have extra crewmembers, they could be positioned at the feet making sure that the feet stay put by placing a foot at the base.





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