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Thanks Fast. So, just in terms of "performance cruising" (not racing) do you think and assym is worth the expense? We do have a fairly full genny. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I think it's likely between 130 and 140.
I think you'll get plenty of use of an Asymm - the improvement over a genny on a broad reach is considerable, and, as Bubb mentions you can run it without the main deeper than that (but only if you have a good snuffer - on your boat that's a lot of nylon to deal with without the shadow/lee of a mainsail)

I'm not a fan of spinnaker-only sailing, but I've never had a snuffer. I did once have the 'pleasure' of trying to wrestle a symm spinn down in a building breeze without a main - that was the last time
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Cool. Thanks Bubb.

The funny thing is...a new freakin' whisker pole for my 40'er runs close to $2K. I'd much rather put that money into an assym and use 10 broomsticks duct-taped together for the wp.
You gotta track down some good consignment shops. Check the Good Old Boat website - I seem to recall there was one in Texas somewhere.

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You are not going to need a pole for the assym if you keep the main down and use a tacker. That being said, I once built an adjustable pole using a section of 2" pvc and a section of 1.5 pvc that slid inside the 2". It worked better than it sounds. You can make your own roller tacker for $50. Sorry I know I am sounding like the steal boat guy.
No! Seriously, that's the best side of Brent Swain! Coming up with ingenious workarounds! If that dude could lay off the "Steel Is God" prosthelytizing and focus on cool anti-tech like the PVC whisker pole - that would be awesome!

I'm definitely going to try your invention.


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You gotta track down some good consignment shops. Check the Good Old Boat website - I seem to recall there was one in Texas somewhere.
We have a Boater's Resale Shop in Kemah, but the prices are ridiculous for the quality of used stuff you get. It's like they are the West Marine of Nautical Crap.


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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

if you are going to try the pvc pole thing for a 40 foot boat I would go with 2.5 inch and 2 inch, just sayin'


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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You use pipe caps on both ends that you drill though and thru bolt eye bolts to attach your hooks.


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if you are going to try the pvc pole thing for a 40 foot boat I would go with 2.5 inch and 2 inch, just sayin'
Okay - I'm seriously trying this. I'll video it for posterity.

Ladies and Gentlemen - the Bubb-O-Matic 'Stache Pole is coming!


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you use cheek blocks mounted at the ends, line and small jam cleats to make your adjustments. We are talking 1/4 inch stuff.


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Okay - I'm seriously trying this. I'll video it for posterity.

Ladies and Gentlemen - the Bubb-O-Matic 'Stache Pole is coming!
Cool, BUT If you start making a Smack-Block and posting badly punctuated tirades in 15 line sentences then i'm out.

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Cool, BUT If you start making a Smack-Block and posting badly punctuated tirades in 15 line sentences then i'm out.
Heh-heh. I'm aboriginal you know.


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