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post #7 of Old 12-18-2011
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Actually, I don't even use mine on my oday 28

As I understand it, the pin takes the pressure off the shrounds when you are resting on you keel after hauling. Think about the direction of tension, undoing the shrouds is hard when you are on the keel, it pushes the mast up as the boat flexes.


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