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Thanks for quick reply.

My mast looks like it may have had a spinnaker halyard (now removed) so will give its’ reinstatement some thought, and retain the jib halyard for the spar.

My big worry was around raising and lowering the mast afloat while the reefed Genoa / spar and drum dangled from the jib halyard – a) how to avoid foredeck or spar damage, and b) how to keep the mast upright while laid across the foredeck trying to reattach the drum on the stem.

I wasn’t sure the halyard would allow me to tension the rig enough either, my recent dinghy, an enterprise had a rigging screw and the shrouds ended up nicely taught as a result.