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Old 05-07-2013
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Re: E32 Whisker pole

I have both a spinnaker pole (12') and a whisker pole (11 - 20') on my P28. I use my whisker pole frequently to pole out the genoa on a broad reach or running wing and wing, and find much greater speed with a more wing-like flatter shape than a rounder shape.

Here is a video of a poled-out genoa at speed:

By all means, get a whisker pole. It is a good introduction to using the spinnaker pole.

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