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Re: T30 ...spinnaker pole... And short pole next to it...
Note that in this photo, the reaching strut is up-side down. The long side of the outboard jaw, with the parrots beak end, should be on top of the guy, to hold the pole in place on the guy if the guy comes free of the sheave.
Note also the crewman/woman securing the strut to the shroud. This is a good idea provided there is chafe protection on the pole to protect both the pole and the shroud, and, provided the material used for the restraint can "break away". For that we use a length of Velcro one-wrap.
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Last edited by svHyLyte; 09-04-2013 at 10:09 AM.
Reason: Add addendum