Right, Bill, plus the crew pushing the pole and the crew taking in the foreguy can be just one person. Same with taking the pole in, when one person can keep tension on the line and catch the pole as it comes back.
Craig SN68 Sangaris
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Having tried it both ways, we concluded using the block and running back to the cleat on the mid deck was the far easier approach to launching the pole. Mainly because the crew member pushing the pole out and the crew taking up on the foreguy are close to each other and communication and timing is easier.
Of course, either approach would work.
Annapolis, MD, USA