Make sure there are no overhead wires in the area and that the mast
step hole and mast butt are perfectly clean. Any sand, dirt
etc. in the mast step will grind into the gelcoat and eventually
damage the boat.
the booms and sail on the deck of the boat with the bronze gooseneck
over the mast step hole. Feed about half the halyard through the
hole in the top of the mast and set the mast heel down through the
gooseneck into the mast tube.
three wraps of electrical tape around the upper booms between the
ninth and tenth sail rings, counting from the tack (lower corner) of
the sail. (The tape will keep the halyard from slipping up to the
next sail ring.) Tie the aft end of the halyard to the upper boom
with a clove hitch just below the tape.