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Attaching to the bow cleat

Now that the frame is standing, attach the forestay firmly to a bow cleat or stem fitting.

Tying a... ...trucker's... ...hitch

Using a trucker's hitch, get two-part purchase on the line to get it taut before securing.

Attaching to the stern cleat Position the frame just aft of the mast

Then follow the same procedure for the backstay. It's best to go through the open base of the cleat.

When properly adjusted the frame will be about 4 inches behind the mast at the top. It should be as close as possible without causing the tackle to bind up.

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