Check on the front/side of the mast to see which one you have. There will be a triangular/square (?) plate that will have the details on. Mine is the original Proctor A (from memory) but I’m told that a small number of the later models had a different mast. Mine has shorter spreaders that almost don’t alter the angle of the shroud
. I’m told that the later mast had more sweepback with longer spreaders and more mast bend.
On my mast I have the main halyard running into a pulley at the mast base, then running internally up to the top; it cleats
off starboard side. The topping lift is external and runs via a side mounted sheave at the mast head
to a cleat starboard side of the mast..
sail halyard is also external and runs down to a port side cleat. Mine is set up for a roller head sail, so after the turning block just under the fore stay fitting, the halyard routes back down the mast about 30cm before going through a U bolt style guide and connecting to the head of the sail. It needs to route
this way to avoid halyard wrap when furling
. It’s not perfect and I may route
it a bit further down the mast as there is still a propensity to wrap. I currently get round this by sheeting in the main (with or without sail hoisted) to provide some aft tension on the jib
halyard by bending the mast backwards.
Finally I’ve rigged a spinnaker
. The halyard runs From above the forestay, dropping starboard side of the forestay directly to a sprung turning block that I had to mount to the starboard side of the mast base.. It then turns outboard
to a deck tidy and aft to a jammer on the coach roof. There’s an equivalent set up port side for a pole up haul and down haul, though I’m contemplating getting rid of the up haul and replacing it with a bungee.
In short: 2 cleats
starboard side for main and topper. One clear port side for headsail. 2 additional bits of string for spinnaker that run external in mast and aft to cockpit.
My only gripe with the set up is getting enough tension in the jib and main halyards. For the jib, it’s all about getting the forestay tight (bottlescrews on shrouds need tightening every time I step mast) and then sweating the halyard. Still not up to what I’d like and I may rig a dinghy
style block and tackle.
For the main, I have an adjustable gooseneck, so hoist with it loose, secure halyard the pull down on boom before tightening gooseneck. The kicker
can be used to aid pulling down if needed. That works ok for a full main bit is a bit of a dance for reefing, something I’m working on.
Does that help?