I made a video of the whole set up process this time.
(Then dismasted... I'm glad I could sail in between, it wasn't the first launch of the day )
I am using eye nuts on the top of the beam attached to the outside beam bolt assembly. The Prindles use a 3/8" bolt vertically to attach the beam to the boat. I replaced the outside bolt with all-thread and threaded a 3/8" eye nut. This is primarily used as the barberhauler turning point, but while raising the mast, I take a quick link to the trap dog bone to the eye. Snug the tension and it keeps the mast centered while raising or lowering. This winter I will finish the jin pole part as raising the mast my hand has not been kind on my shoulder. I had designed one years ago for a customer that was self-adjusting and self-centering and hope to be able to duplicate something for the cat.
Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
Tornadoes (Reg White)