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Old 02-01-2015, 12:31   #1
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Four spars?

Learning about a beautiful boat, the Amel Super Maramu 2000.

Does anyone know why this boat would have FOUR spars?
1 - one long one, for the spinnaker.
2 - a second long one, to wing & wing...
3 & 4 - these shorter ones... are these spars? What are they for? What name could I use for them, to look them up and learn more...?

Here, the 4 spars are secured. A man has climbed up and is standing on one.
2015-01-02_1154 - andypack's library

Here's from a different angle, also showing 2 braces (?) on the shrouds.
2015-01-02_1225 - andypack's library

Both screen shots are from videos about this boat, fwiw: S/V Delos
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Re: Four spars?

It's just a system where the spin pole is attached to the outer end of the short poles which transfer the force to the mast and shrouds. Supposedly easier to handle short handed.
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Old 02-01-2015, 13:52   #3
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Re: Four spars?

Aha... so, 2 spars -- plus a nifty storage system.

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