Thanks. I will try it some more and practice.I have a Super Porpoise, it's a bit bigger sunfish clone, it has the same rigging. There is no way I can get the sail up by just pulling he halyard. I have to pull the halyard, while holding up the gooseneck. Just like Gator Bill described. Once it's up it's easy to hold the halyard with one hand and tie it off. Try it on the hard before you get to the water.
Thank you. I do this on shore. I try to hold halyard in left hand and raise gooseneck with my right. I get sail up and then gooseneck falls to bottom. I plan to keep on trying and practicing.Barmom are you trying to raise the sail from the cockpit with the halyard? How do you launch? On dry land most people pull the halyard from along side the mast. You can use your other hand to lift the lower boom Once up hold with one hand thread through the pulley and cleat with the other. If on water kneel near mast and do the above. Trucks hitch is another method with more leverage.
The sail and rigging should lay on the port side of the boat. You would be on the starboard (right) side of the boat. So raising the gooseneck would be easier with your LEFT hand while you pull the halyard up from alongside the mast with your RIGHT hand. If you’ve got the sail all the way up and the gooseneck still “falls to bottom” there’s a problem with the way it’s rigged. A picture of your boat with the sail up should clear up any questions. You should be able to raise the sail easily by yourself as long as you’re pointed into the wind. This issue will keep you from sailing, so let’s get it cleared up!Thank you. I do this on shore. I try to hold halyard in left hand and raise gooseneck with my right. I get sail up and then gooseneck falls to bottom. I plan to keep on trying and practicing.