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Gsailor

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Not.

Just been reading about Florida and small boats in the creeks around the Keys (so shallow coastal cruising and well protected by mangroves etc) and the book mentioned the “power pole” being deployed.

I guessed what it was and google confirms it:

Power-Pole Homepage

So useful for shallow use in rivers etc but no use to sailors, but it was new to me and a nice bit of thinking by someone - easy to deploy, no mess, don’t know what force of current it would be useful up to, but there... I learn something new now and again.
 

NormanS

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Many work barges use a system like that. They are called "Spud Legs". They generally have two or more. They simply drop down through tubes, and the barge moves up and down the legs, as the tide rises and falls.
Now, there's a thought - why not use your mast? 😄
 

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Many work barges use a system like that. They are called "Spud Legs". They generally have two or more. They simply drop down through tubes, and the barge moves up and down the legs, as the tide rises and falls.
Now, there's a thought - why not use your mast? 😄
Good lateral thinking. :)

Jonathan
 
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