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Re: Why use a topping lift
I think my topping lift was designed just for entertainment purposes. I can spend hours fiddling with it to try to keep it from catching on my full battened main.
Use a lighter topping lift and it will fly out behind the main.
2-3mm dyneema makes a great topping lift. It is plenty strong on almost all boats and weighs almost nothing. It is also really inexpensive.
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