Congrats! Nice story. Two questions:
1) If the 4' ladder was ~10' behind the boat, how did you step up it onto the tramp? Do you have much longer legs than me or did I read that wrong?
A) I put it back there to hold the top of the mast while I connected the hinge. THEN
B) I moved the ladder up to right behind the rear crossbar for actually raising the mast.
2) How did you attach the tow rope to the cat to keep it centered and tracking acceptably? I'm thinking about towing my cat behind my sloop, and I want to make sure it's safely done.
I was sitting on my boat, holding the rope in one hand and steering with the other.