pole up/ down
Is this exclusively a crew job? Where are they normally cleated? Cant seem to find any helpful photos.
Ours (standard Winder??) comes to a clam cleat at the bottom of the starboard side of the mast. So the crew adjusts, but not very often!
sounds like a job for the Rutland Training!
Usually comes to a cleat at the bottom of the mast somewhere, or on the kingpost. Yes it is a crew's job, hoist kite, sort out height of pole till the kite breaks in the middle of the luff as you sheet out on a broad reach, leave well alone unless wind drops away to nothing. There are some boats that still have a bit of elastic somewhere in the system - get rid of it unless it is just a soakaway.
Thank you. And there is no down haul as such, they guy does that? I generally sail bigger boats where it is a must because you cant get enough downwards pull on the pole with the guy alone, which turns at the deck about 25 feet aft. Have I finally identified a piece of string I dont need!!!
There definitely should be a downhaul - this normally runs through the end of the pole to a ring through which the spinnaker sheet passes. Downhaul then goes to just in front of the mast then thro deck to a cascade and then back to either centre of centreboard or is split to go each side.
Lots of photos in the gallery of snodgers. Have a look here: