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Old 06-12-2009
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Omatako will become famous soon enough
I have always considered it a stabiliser to stop pumping of the mast in heavy seas (SteveInMD already mentioned) but I believe it should be used with running backstays to work correctly.

It is also a good place to hang a hank-on storm jib if your primary headsail is on a furler.
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