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Spinnaker Pole Downhaul

The pole downhaul (3mm purple Spectra) disappears through the foredeck just in front of the mast, and is elasticated under the deck to act against the cleated uphaul. It also incorporates a strategically located 'stopper' that limits the travel and prevents the pole from 'flying' on tight reaches.

The range of movement for the pole downhaul is quite large (from pole fully out, to stowed alongside the boom), so the rope and elastic passes backwards and forwards beneath the foredeck several times to accommodate the required amount of travel.