A reaching strut is used to improve the angle of they guy(brace) from the winch to the end of a spinnaker pole. Commanche, does not have a spin pole so it can not be for that.What I meant to ask is: was this pole just borrowed for the stability test or could it be the reaching strut ctutmark is suggesting?The pole for the AVS test is normally attached to the edge of the deck. You are trying to create the biggest lever arm possible.Just remembered seeing this pole in the first Comanche sailing video. Does it look like what you'd expect to be plugged into that receiver?10835348_10152434213141673_258657537533518165_o.jpgAny speculation on why there is what appears to be a Southern Spars style reaching strut receiver at the butt of the mast in this pic?
An out rigger is used to change the lead of a headsail sheet. RRS do not allows outriggers. The NOR does not amend this as I can see. Also just a weird position to use an out rigger.
Nopt sure how, my bet would be it has something to do with the functionality of it being a deck stepped rig.