Recent content by john on haze

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    Deck winch problem

    Sorry I can't offer a solution but wish I had asked the same question before I applied some persuasion to remove a footblock from C320. It eventually came loose with a bit of the gel coat still attached. :cry: So definitely go easy. Be interested in where I can source this solvent in Australia...
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    Whisker Pole for C320

    Good point Ted. I'll be on the boat tomorrow and will look at how a 12' pole might sit on the deck. Even though it is only 2' longer than a Forespar 10-18, I definitely need to consider how it will be stored and working it on the foredeck. Will also check the potential weight.
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    Whisker Pole for C320

    Thanks for this Graycruiser. I'm guessing that you are using a Forespar LC10-18 and are happy to set it from mast to clew going between the shrouds. As shown in the video and as you suggest, using the correct topping lift, down haul and even a foreguy, should stop the pole from causing trouble...
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    Whisker Pole for C320

    Good video Thanks Joe for your response. I've watched that video - does a great job of showing how it should be done. I always thought pole should go forward of the shrouds but some comments I've read on other forums talk about connecting the pole to shrouds or lifelines - sounds dodgy to...
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    Whisker Pole for C320

    Hi, I'm a new Catalina owner and new to this forum so please forgive me if this question has been raised before. I'm looking at setting up a whisker pole on my Catalina 320, hull #861 and was wondering how others may have done this. I'm looking to use the pole only in light winds (5-10 knots) as...