Originally Posted by jackdale
If you have to dip pole (poles with specialized mast track fittings). Mark the mast with the location of the track so that the pole will clear the fore triangle.
... and mark the pole lift at the point where the 'drop' is enough to clear the headstay and not hit the lifelines/pulpit.
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