Ideal would be the link to bricklink....
I'm building the masts of the Excalibur (soon to get a French name) and this seems like a handy part.
It is a 'thin technic lift arm' 3 long.
I guess I generally dislike the very short distance between the top and second from top space on the bowsprit, so on both the Arbiter II and on the New Covenant I used this construction to lengthen the mast at the top enough so that the topgallant sails didn't look so cramped.
I will also give you a few looks at the construction.
I'm sure you can figure out the rest from there... in fact, you very well may have figure it out with out the photos... but I always like to help out :-D
Not yet. I agree that there needs to be some improvement, but I do like things about our forum compared to others as well. I will put my two cents in eventually.