[Public-List] topping lifts

Gordon Laco via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Mon Sep 25 13:57:12 PDT 2017

Ha ha, No Gordon, you’ve not been in error... you’ve been a good seaman.

The rope lift is quite safe with regard to wear on your leach.

 #426 Surprise

On 2017-09-25, 4:52 PM, "Public-List on behalf of gordon white via Public-List" <public-list-bounces at lists.alberg30.org on behalf of public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

         O.K., I'm going to reveal my ignorance here. I have been sailing 
    since 1942, not only on my boats, but with a number of other sailors on 
    other boats, but I have never seen a topping lift un-hooked from the 
    boom while sailing.  Now I once had a gaff-rigged schooner that had no 
    topping lifts, but on marconi-rigged sloops the topping lift has always 
    remained in place.
         It keeps the boom from hitting my dodger (or my head) when coming 
    about and has other uses, mostly involving safety. Attempting to release 
    and re-attach a lift even in a near-calm, strikes me as hazardous. I 
    have a woven dacron topping lift that does not seem to hazard the roach 
    of the main.
         Have I been sadly in error these 75 years??
    Gordon White
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