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Bud Taplin
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On most of the masts there is a 3/8" diameter clevis pin on the aft end of the welded head fitting on the top of the mast. Ahead of the 3/8" pin is the 1/2" pin for the backstay. However, the topping lift on a W32 is normally about 30'-6" of 1/8" vinyl coated wire. This allows for a small block to be at the lower end of the wire, and a 3/8" rope going from one side of the boom end, through the block, and back through a cheek block on the opposite side at the boom end, then forward to a cleat on the side of the boom near the front end. This allows adjustment of the tension on the topping lift.

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