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Re: Reaching struts

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Originally Posted by Sabreman View Post
I know that this is an ancient thread, but I'd like to resurrect the discussion. Two questions:

1. When we have the symmetrical spinnaker flying on a reach, the pole is against or nearly against the headstay. In that position with the guy lead to the aft corner of the transom, it's nearly impossible to trim because the guy is pulling the pole nearly straight back, dragging across the lifelines, chafing both. Last year, we led the guy to a block amidships on the rail and the angle was better but not great. While a reaching strut is the obvious answer, what do you guys do?
The guy should go through a block further forward.





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