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In that Transquadra clip (post 2204), there's a quick glimpse of someone marking the spreaders with tape. Do you know the reason for doing this?
If you mark the spreaders at, say, 2 inch intervals it's easier to estimate clearance between a headsail and the spreader tip..it's a sailtrim aid.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)