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post #7 of Old 05-06-2014
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Re: Topping lift loads?

The topping lift needs to be able to survive hauling down hard on the mainsheet.

On a trailer sailer maybe not so important, but I use spectra to keep the diameter small but load capacity high so I can also use the boom as a makeshift crane, including MOB recovery, if needed. Also for mast climbing the topping lift is often used as an additional safety line.
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