Pole takedown


francesringley@...
 

Looking for advice on how to takedown the poles, especially in 15+ knot winds. I am not yet ready to fly the ballooner so I use the pole when sailing wing-on-wing. However, on a couple of occasions during takedown, the pole has rapidly and dangerously sprung aftward. I usually first ensure that the pole is perpendicular, the foreguy is tight and then begin to ease pressure by releasing the jib sheet. But I am still experiencing challenges. Any guidance for next?

Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II

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