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    I had an external up/downhaul on my previous mast. Dead easy to de-rig – just one little shackle. Following a wizard prang I now have a lovely new mast with internal system, rigged exactly as the W book.

    Any tips for making derigging easier? I obviously have to unreeve the uphaul from the boat when taking the mast out but if I use a spliced/whipped loop as before I will have to unreave/reeve the downhaul every time the rig comes down.

    So far I’ve considered using a loop on the uphaul for the pole to go through with the downhaul tied or clipped to this loop below the pole. Any other suggestions welcomed.

    Colin Parkstone

    I would say you have it right Dave, thou I would connect the uphaul to the loop as it is less ropes on the mast when towing.
    Much the same either way.

    I do not like clips on the up/downhaul as the jib sheet can catch on them plus they can also fail,a knot is safer !

    C P 🙂

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