[Public-List] topping lifts
James Cowhey via Public-List
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Mon Sep 25 14:53:37 PDT 2017
That had been my experience except with wire lifts not braided line.
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> On Sep 25, 2017, at 4:52 PM, gordon white via Public-List <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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