That's a pretty nice set up for getting the mast up. To bad there's no way to speed up the set up times.I have a trailer with an electric winch mounted to the front about bow level. I hang two poles from each front cleat by each side of the front hatch and they are tied together to hold them in an a frame shape. Maybe 8 ft long
The which cable goes to the a frsme and it stands straight up in the air. Then the jib halyard attaches to the opposite side of the a frame and is pulled tight and secured.
I hit the winch button and raise or lower the mast.
I never break a sweat but it requires my trailer.
Still takes a few hours from start to finish with rigging and hanging outboard, boom, sails and such.
So im pretty much stuck on my hartwell.
The carver will be both faster and easier to launch at different lakes
Hartwell is a nice lake but I understand getting burnt out on visiting the same lakes all the time. I have two lakes near me, Cooley and Bowen, that I visted so much growing up that by my early 20's I quit boating and fishing.
The Carver will open up more area for a given period of time you have to go boating.
The reason I want to build the boat I have chosen is because it's trailerable and low draft for gunkholing. I may drag it down to Hartwell. I'm mostly building it for the Great Loop. For now, I am in the parts gathering stage. I plan to put saw to wood when my son leaves for the Air Force in 2021. I could start sooner depending on how life goes between now and then.