I'm not certain as to how long you plan to leave the mast like this, so some specificity on this would help. Particularly given the time of year, & the fact that the wind associated with the storms is only going to get more intense, more frequently, for the next several months.
That, & I'd say that leaving it like that until Spring, even well stayed (with lines) might not be wise. As if, er, when we get an ice storm, & then some winds, it might create some "issues".
That said, if you do choose to go this route
, I'd suggest the highest quality lines possible. Vectran or Spectra, to use for halyards (and bridle legs). And to use each halyard to run a bridle with 2+ legs led to either; some super stout, deck attachment points, or to some lines or webbing strops run underneath of the hull
(and back up the opposite sides).
NOTE: There's a couple of perks to running some webbing strops, or Spectra lines, underneath of the hull
, ot act as anchors for the ad hoc shrouds.
- You wont have to worry about any deck fittings leaking come Spring.
- And buy transferring the loads to the hull, directly, like this, you wont be stressing your hull to deck joint. As you would, if you anchor
things to deck fittings.
Which, if the loads do happen to loosen said joint, it could be a gigantic PITA to rebed later on.
Just a thought.
Might I suggest connecting the bridle legs to your attachment points with Spectra lashings, akin to those use in lieu of turnbuckles on high end racers. As they'll let you get as much tension on things as possible. That, & or perhaps even use the turnbuckles from the shrouds which aren't going to be connected.
Out of curiosity, what are you using for the new chainplates? Duplex Stainless, Titanium, or...
PS: If you're considering leaving the mast up, semi-stayed for a while, might I inquire as to the reason behind not just simply unstepping it?
It never hurts to be able to eyeball the whole rig from close up, when it's sitting on a set of saw horses.