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Re: This curious nautical language

Originally Posted by gamayun View Post
The guy is the line that runs to the spinnaker pole. What were ya'll thinking it was?!?
Lot's of lines run to the spinnaker pole. Technically, you're thinking of the brace aren't you??

Certainly whatever it is you're meaning by "blow the guy" isn't in any old-time nautical language list I've ever seen - it doesn't even sound nautical..
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