Before raising the mast, make sure the mast base swivel is positioned
so that it will hinge (bend) toward guy stake C.
j. Raising the Mast.
(1) Two people are required to raise the mast. One person stands near the
the second stands near the top of the mast
(2) Person 1 pulls on the free set of guys
(guys to be connected to
guy stake C
) being sure to keep more tension on the top (red) guy
that the mast bows slightly. At the same time, Person 2 lifts the top of the
from the ground and raises it above his-head.
(3) Person 1 walks slowly backward toward guy stake C
while pulling on the
. At the same time, person 2 walks slowly forward toward the mast
raising the mast as he goes.