Potentially our Boom could be used to get a MOB
back on board. The main sheet has a pair of carabiners to enable it to be swopped boom end for main sheet track, so the tail comes off the boom and the casualty gets the other end. We then have a 4:1 lift
, however, it requires the boom to be supported by the mast
and the topping lift, hence ours is about 1/4" wire and coated with the white plastic stuff.
Whether we would use this when we have a sugar scoop is debatable but it remains an option. Friends found this poor chap, but with just two on board one of the things they said afterwards was that it was incredibly difficult getting him out of the water
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