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Re: Question on mast storage of whisker pole
With a whisker pole I don't see the need for a track... a standard mast ring and a hoop to slip the high end into should do it.. Choose the average working height for the ring and go from there. The pole butt end (mast end) height isn't near as critical as it is for a conventional spinnaker.
If you want to stow it 'lower' on the mast, then maybe mount a single ring centered for use as a whisker, and mount the stowage ring and clip/hoop/whatever just around the mast at 2 or 10 oclock for clearance.
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