Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
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Let me describe exactly how annoying. If you are standing on the seat at the back of the boat for whatever reason, or sitting/leaning on the top rail of the stern pulpit (my favorite position, reckless and foolish notwithstanding) the natural grab point is the backstay, right at the location the wire is nicopressed. which of course means it hooks your hand and riipppps it. Then there is getting the hook down and across to the back of the boom, as the heavy brass shackle swings around, knocking everyone in the cockpit upside the head. Then there is the wire connection at the nicopress on the hook, it of course has frayed, another opportunity to cut your hand. Then, once it is in place, you are constantly hitting your head on that wire coming off the end of the boom and angled over to the backstay. not to mention the frayed wire nicopress point right at eye level. and for all that it isn't adjustable, nor does it stay at the proper height as you move the traveler back and forth to provide access to the companionway or whatever.
Did I mention I think it's damn annoying?
Last edited by tenuki; 06-05-2007 at 04:55 PM.