Phil, if you're near Seattle, PM me. I'd be happy to go out with you, or you can join us for a sail. Jib numbers... really depends on the boat, the number of crew, your trimming skills, and point of sail. About your two poles, yes, the larger pole is probably your spinnaker pole. The other, if much smaller, may well be a reaching strut.
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