I've decided to start using our spinnaker
pole on a regular basis to pole out the yankee and for a flopper stopper. Here's the issue I discovered today while trying to use the Antal hoist mechanism... it's extremely tight and difficult to crank. Is the line running through the device supposed to be that tight? Or has it shrunk up over the past 15 years and is now as tight as a crossbow.
My plans are to release some of the pressure on the line tomorrow and see if there's a difference. Do these devices need any maintenance
which might make it easier to use?