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Old 01-16-2020, 10:28 AM
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Ok...forgive my total lack of knowledge in this.

I've only ever had taco outriggers and they were used for a single troll rod.

The new to me boat has the wishbone style that I can just drop out so they are way easier to deploy than my last set up. As the boat is also wider I was looking into ideas on how to get more out into the spread. I realize I could probably do a double pulley set up but I keep seeing these longer outriggers that look like they have a metal cross partway up with 4 lines running to each end of the cross.

1) what the heck is that style called?
2) is it really to run more lines? or is it just for support?
3) who makes them so that I can actually look them up and educate myself?
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those lines are just for support
Old 01-16-2020, 11:58 AM
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They are called spreaders and used to stiffen up the rigger. Bigger boats use triple and quad spreaders with tensioning cables.

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