Help? Headstay issue...
I'm a new owner of a Flying Scot - and I am practicing rigging her in my yard. I've been watching youtube videos of rigging her - and after a few near fails stepping the mast solo (I'm 68, 5'5" and 140 pounds) have decided to use a twin gin pole system. It's working nicely - although this morning after getting the mast upright - I could NOT get the head stay connected after stepping the mast.
The mast was well seated on the deck base and both shrouds were taut. I had cranked the winch (attached to top of gin poles - (also attached to jib halyard) BUT the head stay was about a half inch too short(!) to connect it to the bow deck tail.
What am I doing wrong? Is the length of the headstay tail adjustable?
Thx for any advice.