Finally got it up over the weekend then last night, in mid OCTOBER we get tornado warnings and watches. Was sure we would find it in the next county but the extra rope helped and all seems to be ok. The skeletons fell, but no breakage so we were extremely lucky.
seems to be doing ok in the winds. I have in on a 10 foot 2x4 ripped 1" off so the main pole (3" pvc) can slide over it then lag bolts thru the other 2x4's showing and rope rapped around it. Then we too the catwalk netting the is hand made and lashed it at the 10 foot mark and secured it to the ground on both sides to steady the side to side motion. works like a charm. lastly I took rope from the top of the mast and lashed it around the lower yardarms (1 1/2' pvc) to take the weight off them so they would not snap when the rain collected on the sails. I can see it outside right now with a heavy wind today and it' seems to be good. Fingers crossed til the Big Day !!!