Ttying to get ahold of a ladder to reach the backstay turnbuckle will keep you all posted.
FYI its not that I didn't listen to some of you...i had already tried several things before posting
Tried tying halyard to dock cleat, then tried tying it to deck
cleat(ripped it out, have to fix now, tried tying to shackle near the roller(bound up in roller and actually increased tension, tried tying to toe rails(halyard crosses over forestay at tjis angle and increased tension)
Tried looping rope
thru the shackle on the furler
and the anchor rode
roller several times to increase purchase
whilst one person pried up on the pin with a screwdriver and another pulled down on the forestay(almost worked)...
plan is try loosen the backstay turnbuckle. If that doesnt work i will try an electric
If thay doesn't work i may try on of happymds mai tai techniques.