Originally Posted by L124C
I have come up with a way to store my whisker pole vertically, and I don't see anyone else doing it.
There are a number of boats that stow the pole on the mast. HR is one. The upper end is secured to a track on the mast. It comes lose only deliberately for removal. The pole has a hoist line allowing it to be lowered or raised under control to set the proper angle for spinnaker or jib (as whisker pole)
The outboard (lower) end attaches to a bail at the base of the mast when stowed. Once stowed it is fully secured. Ours has had the green water test a number of times.