Talk:Shear legs

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Past tense in intro[edit]

The intro says that shear legs "were used by sailboats and dockyards for tasks such as lifting masts and heavier parts of the rigging on board". Is there a reason this is in the past tense? If they are no longer used, this should be mentioned explicitly along with the reason why. (talk) 05:42, 23 August 2014 (UTC)