All serious sport-fishing boats sport a pair of outriggers in order to widen the spread and get more lines trolling behind the boat. Most boats over 50 feet now come with a set of triple-spreader outriggers, and it requires quite a bit of effort to raise and lower such long and heavy outriggers each day.
With the longer riggers comes a more forward placement, causing the locking arm and lifting rope to sit about halfway up the flybridge. Some guys will install a U-shaped cutout in their curtains in order to get to the lifting rope and locking arm.
On Dirty Business, Capt. Newt Cagle doesn’t like the look or lack of efficiency of the cutouts. Instead, he mounts a pulley on the brow rail above the flybridge and runs his lifting rope through the pulley and down to his rigger. With this setup, he doesn’t have to unzip anything or have an unsightly cutout in his curtains.