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post #17 of Old 03-10-2013
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Re: Reaching struts

I've seen this problem on the J30 I crew on. With the spinnaker pole close to the forestay, it's almost impossible to trim the pole back. I've often found myself putting my hand out as a human reaching strut to increase the angle on the guy. We're only doing short, around the buoys races, but I completely understand the problem and see the value of another pole to push the guy out.

- Jasen.
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