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post #9 of Old 06-22-2011
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Originally Posted by jakesokol View Post

Thank you both for responding. I am not tied to any one design rules.

The limit I refered to is not a one design rule, its standard sails and equipment limitations for racing under PHRF in the non-spin class.

You are limited to a pole length that is almost useless for a typical 135-155 lp headsail.

To pole out the 140 lp genny on my C36, I'd need around a 22' pole, but per the PHRF rules I am limited to my J dimension of just over 14'.

If you're buying a whisker pole it certainly makes sense to get one that you can extend to a useable length for cruising, but you'll have to mark it for racing, so its visible if its extended beyond "J".

s/v Palmetto Moon
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