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Re: Topping Lift - How Does this work?
a topping lift has an advantage over a pigtail in reefing- you can reef under way without having oto worry about the boom either dropping into the cockpit or onto the lifelines, into the water, etc. Additionally, it it allows the boom to be used as an improvised crane- the topping lift allows the boom to be swung over the side and the mainssheet tackle used as a hoist.
From a comfort standpoint, a topping lift can be used to raise the boom up while anchred, increasing cockpit headroom, and/or allowing cockpit canvas (dodgers, biminis, enclosures) to be deployed.
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Last edited by bljones; 03-21-2013 at 11:34 AM.