I've seen lots of questions about the proper way of raising ones mast solo . I came across a video of someone at Hobie doing this on an only Hobie 16 so I thought I would give it a try. My normal method form stepping my mast isn't that different from this except I have my son or wife attach the for-stay pin.
To do this you need an extra shackle attached to your for-say adjuster. You then attach your jib line to the for-stay and use the jib line to hold the mast in place while your attach the pin.