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RE: MAN OVERBOARD POLE MOUNT
You should still be able to mount it to the split backstay. If you fit the bottom of the pole into a (short) socket and lash a section of pvc or other pipe up the stay at the appropriate height for the flag end, you should be able to mount the holder with the quick-release pin at a location that will bend the pole to gently conform to the split/single backstay. Pulling the pin may make the pole fly out and overboard - exactly what you want. If you mount the whole thing up high enough to clear the lifelines or stern pulpit, you''ll be in great shape. We had considered this setup for our split backstay, but decided it was too much windage for racing and went with blocking the gate instead.