A thing I built

knh555

Most Honored Senior Member
Dec 6, 2016
6,346
Massachusetts
Not guitar related, but sailing…

I race Stars (class of sailboat). When going downwind, we put out a whisker pole to hold the jib out opposite the mainsail. The pole is manually pulled out of the cockpit, hooked up to the jib, and placed on the front of the mast by the crew.

Instead, I adapted a design from the Snipe class (another boat I race) and built this.

 

knh555

Most Honored Senior Member
Dec 6, 2016
6,346
Massachusetts
I used to be rail meat on some J24 and C22 boats years ago. Sometimes the protests just got out of hand

That's why I prefer racing double-handed boats. Both members of the team have their heads in the race, at least among the best teams.

Here I am crewing at the 2019 North American Champs. You see me removing the pole manually at the end of the first race at 4:32. I prefer the launcher.

 
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