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  1. newbie bowman tips

    I've seen the setup for dip pole, at least in terms of how the poles work, but I've never been on a boat that does them. what size boats use them? 40 feet+?
  2. newbie bowman tips

    I've been reading through this whole thread, and while I've absorbed a lot, I've got one overwhelming question. Compared to all of you, I'm a newb sailor, only at it a couple of years, and my primary form of racing is shields keelboats, not exactly cutting edge stuff, but fun none the less. I've done a few big races on a benetau 36.7, and done a fair amount of sailing on other boats, j29, j109, my folks catalina 30.. but I've pretty much done none of what you all describe. I can set a chute, but the most sophisticated setup I've used ( other then while on a ride on the maxi r/p scout spirit 77') is just a chute, pole, sheets on the clue( so one sheet and one guy), one of which is through the pole, and tweekers on the sheets. I don't use double guys or anything like that, but perhaps I've just getting confused. a loaded line off the clue is the sheet, and the lazy sheet= guy? I've never done dip pole either, i've just done across, unclip from mast, swing across, while swinging unclip from old sheet, onto new sheet, then on mast. I've never "really" done bow, but I'd like to. I've been up a few rigs, and I enjoy getting soaked in the face, I can trim well, have done pit stuff, and am quite agile...