I decided to post a picture of how we think is the best way to deploy the Magma device.
For who doesnít know this gadget: it is a large stainless steel
surface (letís say 3í x 2í) that hinges in the center. When it goes down, it folds for no resistance and when it comes up it folds open, creating a gradually increasing force that ends up pretty big when fully opened.
We bring the spinnaker
pole up to maximum height, completely stabilized with pole lift
, fore and aft guys. Then we use a spinnaker
halyard (which can come down that angle without chafing) to attach the Magma. Looking at the picture, I think I replaced the halyard with a different line because I see no knot
and it isnít that long I think.
The Magma action attracts an enormous amount of fish
. This was at Big Sand Cay in the Turks and Caicos
in 2003 so a long time ago.