Best way to prevent spinnaker sail snaging blocks on spin pole

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Dan Corcoran
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Best way to prevent spinnaker sail snaging blocks on spin pole

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We have been having our spin sail get snagged occasionally, sucked up in one of the blocks that retracts our spin pole.

Any solutions?

Should we be collapsing the pole first maybe, instead of releasing the tack line first?
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Vento Solare
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Re: Best way to prevent spinnaker sail snaging blocks on spin pole

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We always release the pole first before the tack. The pressure retracts the pole. What block is the spin getting caught in? I removed the u-bolt at the end of the pole and use and Antal low friction ring. See your old post at this link. Below are pictures.

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