Originally Posted by DwayneSpeer
I can do the dip-pole manuever but only after I remove my baby stay from the deck. If you look carefully at the photo you can see a small staysail being flown by the POs. That stay now is attached about 18 inches forward of the mast but is readily loosened and removed during down wind runs.
Thanks again to both of you. I can hardly wait to get out there again.
Put the babystay away and forgetaboutit...Should you sometime find yourself beating in rough weather, and you see significant mast pumping. i.e more bend each time you hit a wave...then temporarily reinstall the babystay.