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Old 06-30-2011
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Use of whisker pole.

I got a whisker pole with my boat and have finally (after 4-years) decided to learn how to use it.

Can someone help me to figure out how to set it up?

I assume that this end:

is attached to the ring on the mast.

That means that this end:

has the jib-sheet passed through it.

I understand that the pole needs a topping lift.

Do I use my spinnaker halyard as the topping lift for the pole? Where does the topping lift get attached? (There doesn't seem to be an attachment point on the end of the pole.)

Am I planning on attaching the pole backwards?

Thanks in advance.

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