A tip that might help when rigging up, if it applies. If your mast has halyard clips for the main and jib (usually located about halfway up or better, on each side of the mast) used to keep the halyards out of the way' so the jib can pass from port to starboard and vice versa when sailing with out hang up on either halyard.
I have found, if I rig my jib first, then my main, its easier to get the halyard into the clip. depending on your orientation to the wind, and if your main is swaying back and forth, because your bows are facing into the wind, it can be a bit of a pain to get it into that clip.
At that point, it is easier to rig jib, but not with tension , then rig the main, down haul it, then put your tension on the jib halyard ( its already in the H-clip )
And yes, you can tighten it up, out on the water, solo sailing, if it loosens or stretches, to the point of needing the tension put back in it. If your boat has a telescoping tiller handle,(extend it) maintain a heading into the wind, to a stall position, ( sheets out ) be up there at the port side of the mast, depending how windy it is, will determine how aggressive, you will have to be at getting it done. or sail up to the source, cove, real shallow water ( so you can get out, and hold the boat also) or reasonably calm area, to make your adjustment.
Some 16's I have seen, do not have the halyard clips on the mast. If yours does not, they are a worth while asset to have, you can get them, Hobie dealer, etc, they are not expensive.
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