Re: Sizing a spinnaker pole
Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria
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.
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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