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Re: Dousing a cruising asym without blowing the tack?

Alex,

I do use a topping lift for the mid part of the pole

The tack line works as a downhaul

I have a LONG single sheet line, so I suppose one could say 2 is needed per say.

Then I do have two lines for the pole end.

I also to gybe, need to pull the pole off, then outside (our prefered) gybe the spin, move the pole from one side to the other, rehook the pole, and then pull the pole back to an appropriate place per the wind conditions. Sometimes I fine even having the pole more or less straight forward helps vs no pole.

Hope that kinda explains things.

marty

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