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Old 05-11-2014
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Re: Best Boat Hook?

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
I've learned that they don't do double duty as a Spinnaker pole even in very light wind with just the jib.

They fold in half.


So maybe if someone could make a titanium or carbon fiber pole that could do double duty.
I've never used one as a spinnaker pole, but I had a home made wooden boat hook (with a bronze end), that I made extra long, that I used as a whisker pole for years with no drama. And, the best thing was, it floated!
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