Re: whisker pole or spinnaker pole
As pudding says, the telescoper is the whisker.. use it on the genoa for winging out. The other will the a regular spinnaker pole (should be the same length as distance mast to forestay along deck)
The spinnaker pole would replace the whisker pole on the mast when you're flying the kite, the whisker pole would need to be stowed.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"