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post #6 of Old 06-30-2011
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Foreguy, but I prefer a downhaul.

That is a line coming from the spinnaker pole, to a swivel turning block at the base of the mast. That way, once it is setup for a particular pole height, the pole can swing without the line needing re-adjustment. This can also be a problem if one looses control of the pole in a seaway, since there will be nothing controlling the swing of the pole toward the shrouds.

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