topping lift


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topping lift

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a line or cable for raising the end of a boom that is away from the mast
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The pit person also looks after genoa luff tension, outhaul on the main, vang and topping lift and should have a good knowledge of reefing as they will play an important role in reducing sail area once conditions deteriorate.
Linham was fixing a broken topping lift on the spinnaker pole when a sheet wrapped around his ankle and, when the spinnaker filled, he was flicked into the lumpy sea.