Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa
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I think I have the Users Guide on a storage drive. When I find it and have good wifi I will send it to you.
The poles aren't that difficult to deploy and retrieve single-handed with practice and proper technique. Raising and especially retrieving the ballooner is more difficult. I'm not sure I would want to do that single-handed.
On Jul 7, 2016, at 12:12 AM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Interesting… That is not in the version of the SM 2K manual I have. No date or version number I can find to compare.
The thinking might be that in theory the loads of the two poles cancel each other out. In theory. But watching the twin headsails in practice, especially when sailing in a significant seaway, the loads are cyclical and the sheets load up alternately. The heavier load shifts from one side to the other. I am not at all convinced that in practice the load cancelling would be real except in flat water.