Sail Free, You talk about all this friction where is it,in what ??
When are you letting the halyard go ? Does the spi not drop down when you uncleat the halyard ?
Do you take up the slack in the downhaul before you let off the halyard?
Al, why are you bothering with the pole height just too stow it or is it the only way to lower the spi into the chute ?
C P 😕