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Re: Sizing a spinnaker pole

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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Yeah, I could see that turning into a bit of a mess. Oh well, was a pretty much brand new pole for $100, but since I don't even have a spinnaker (yet) I guess I'll wait for something more suitable. Or just look at an asym or perhaps a big light-weight genoa.
Paul--

Considering that the cost in poles is the end fittings, not the tube, if the diameter is right I'd by the pole, detach the end fittings and simply buy a longer length of tubing which is relatively inexpensive. In that manner you could have a properly sized pole for your yacht for much less than half the cost of new. (E.g. Ultra end fittings for a 3" diameter pole sell for upwards of $374.00 USD or $744.00 for just the two ends of a pole).

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