SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sizing a spinnaker pole
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 02-19-2013
Old as Dirt!
svHyLyte's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 3,198
Thanks: 20
Thanked 154 Times in 146 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Sizing a spinnaker pole

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.

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).


"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
svHyLyte is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome