I was trying to install my mainsheet stand up spring and boot. After repeated tries (and a LOT of cussing!) I gave up using string to compress the spring enough to mount it. I ended up using tie straps and a tightening gun for them. It allowed me to FULLY compress the spring. Three tie straps worked the best. Then I put it all back together, attached it to the boat and cut the ties. Is there an easier way to do the install?