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post #8 of Old 05-23-2013
Ritchard
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Re: E32 Whisker pole

I use my whisker pole pretty frequently when going downwind w my genoa. It's really easy to do a quick rig - that is, clipping it onto the bowline at the clew, threading it between the two front shrouds, and clipping it to the spinnaker ring on the front of the mast. I can do that in about 45 seconds, and in fact did so Monday on a shor tdownwind run.

When I will be going downwind for a long spell, I also rig a downhaul from the clew to a snatch block on the toe rail. I find if I keep the clew low I get better sail shape. As well, having the clew pitch up and down for hours at a time is annoying.

Bashing about on Lake Ontario and Beyond
"Ariel" '79 Endeavour 32
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