Here are some photos of what I will call my "prototype" setup. All of these parts are fully adjustable, can be completely removed from the kayak, and can be used on other kayaks. This is a work in process and some modifications are needed. I will be replacing some bolts and trimming and routing the Starboard so it's not as bulky and there are no sharp corners or edges. Holes and slits will be added to the Starboard to accommodate the shape differences of each of our kayaks. The cleat I am using for the furling device needs to be swapped out for another type (perhaps a clam cleat staged closer to me).
This is for the furling device. The angle of the pulley relative to the cleat needs to be changed as it currently is difficult to lock in place. The Screwball will be replaced by a MightyBolt (channel bolt).
The first attachment for the main sheet is to a block attached to the carrying handle via a carabiner. I don't have a photo of this.
This is to route the sheet away from the well and align it with the next block. This will eventually be a longer scrap that will allow me to stage my anchor pole and a rod and reel (I have already done this towards the bow of the kayak and it works great for quick and quiet access to my rod or push pole when I am out on the flats.
I've attached a cleat and block to some Starboard and attached it to a MightyMount. This will route the sheet back towards me.
I use the Hobie Sidekicks but they are not permanently attached. I use the YakAttack GTAB which allows me to attach the Sidekicks anywhere on the kayak and even use them on our other kayaks. Several months ago, I contacted Luther at YakAttack about the possibility of attaching the Sidekicks to GearTracs and in a couple of days, he had a working prototype of the GTAB. I have put the GTAB to the test and it has held up for several months of standing and fishing as well as my recent sailing excursions.
Aside from using the GTAB and the Hobie Sidekick, none of my set up is original. It is a piecemeal of all the great ideas the forum members have been so kind to share and I thank you all.
The next challenge will be to find a way to get the main sheet out of the way while fishing with the mast in place. Has anyone on this forum come up with a solution for this?