I just bought a '74 sunfish and took it out to the lake for the first time last Saturday. When I raised the sail I mistakenly left about a foot of the halyard (side that connects to the upper boom) hanging on the other side of the fairlead. So, every time I tacked I had to lift the boom over me; it was a huge pain with the boom so low. When I raise the sail, should I bring the upper boom all the way up so that the halyard tie-down rests just under the mast cap? And about how far from the end of the upper boom should I tie the halyard, is there a common spot for regular sailing? Then when I tack, I should really only have to duck my head, right?