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post #4 of Old 09-14-2002
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Spin pole downhaul block placement

There are two thoughts on that, small boats tend to use a pole downhaul that is located at the base of the mast and is on the axis of the pole eye. This permits quick adjustments of the pole with trimming the downhaul and easier end for end jibes. Larger boats use a foreguy which is mounted below the bridle (or pole end) and which stabilizes the position of the pole, allows for easier dip pole jibes but which requires trimming when the guy is trimmed.

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