The hardware on the masthead is attached. The pad-eyes are fixed with lengths of M5 316 threaded rod with washers and nuts on both sides. The jib halyard is attached with an endless loop (doubled up) of Dyneema around the mast. A pad-eye on the back of the mast holds the loop in position. This pad-eye, attached with 5 x 25 mm SS wood screws will also be used to attach the topping lift.
The shrouds will be attached with Dyneema loops around the mast and each rove through both pad-eyes. This way, there will be no force trying to rip the pad-eyes off the mast.