Quick Rig Mast Raising system

Published date: September 2, 2011
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

Added a mast bail at the connection point for the baby stays used to support the mast while raising. Got it from APS in Annapolis, MD. Then fitted two SS snaps to each end of the mast raising winch lines to allow for quick connects and a screw shackle to the bow cleat for final connection. Seems to work well so far.

Published by: henecle

Model Year: 1993
Photo Caption: Mast bail at baby stays

Complete system

Bow Cleat snap and shackle


Useful information

  • Perform modifications at your own risk
  • Fully research modifications before performing yourself
  • All mods are listed as is with no waranty
  • This site does not make any claims about the validity or safety of modifications posted.

Related Mods

  • Quick Release Pins
    Quick Release Pins
    Rigging - - December 1, 2019

    We all hate to mess with clevis pins right? Try ball lock pins. I use 1/4 " x 2" pins on the boom/mast gooseneck connection, the tack of the main, and to fasten the roller reefing drum to the bow. Never had one come loose but I recommned using long p...

  • Turnbuckle Boots
    Turnbuckle Boots
    Rigging - - September 2, 2011

    After one mast raising incident involving a bent stay adjuster, I went out and purchased these Davis Instruments Turnbuckle Boots. They keep the stay adjuster straight and aligned when I raise the mast. They lift easily as well to inspect the ring di...

  • Halyard J Hook
    Halyard J Hook
    Rigging - - September 2, 2011

    You can secure your halyards any number of ways. From merely wrapping them around the outside of your upper shrouds, to bungee cords, to simply tying off with a spare line. But if you read my mods you know I prefer a more integral, purpose built meth...