Picking out a whisker pole - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 168
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SailingJackson is on a distinguished road
Picking out a whisker pole

Seems like the standard recommendation for a whisker pole on a Catalina 445 is for a pole that will extend to 24'. I'm wondering if 27' pole might work better. The attached image shows a 24' and 27' pole with a guess as to how it would rig on an asymmetrical with a foot of 28'. I set the curve length to 28' on both images in the attached, but of course the cross section view like this should probably be a bit shorter. Doyle reports this OEM sail made for Catalina has the following dimensions....
Lu-57.8’
Le-52’
Ft-28.13
LP-26.19

Basic dimensions are on the 2nd attachment. The boat has a Selden bowsprit. What do you think? Which size pole to get?Attachment 45929
Attachment 45937
Attached Thumbnails
Picking out a whisker pole-c445-whiskerpole.jpg   Picking out a whisker pole-c445-sailplan.jpg  

Last edited by SailingJackson; 4 Weeks Ago at 01:54 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,210
Thanks: 100
Thanked 290 Times in 280 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Picking out a whisker pole

SJ... Did I miss it? Did you decide on a C445 after all?
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 168
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SailingJackson is on a distinguished road
Re: Picking out a whisker pole

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
SJ... Did I miss it? Did you decide on a C445 after all?
Yea, I guess I did. Survey is next week. I looked at used Tartan, Alden, Sabre, and Morse and decided I just didn't want to give up all the modern design features. I was going to go to Sweden and Denmark this spring to take a look at new boats. I really do like the Hallberg Rassy 412 and the XYachts Xc42, but at $650,000 plus all the hassle of commishing a new boat that was unfamilar to the local yard, I decided that was just too much crazyness. Catalina remains a safe bet and I do think they are making their boats better than the other middle class boats.

GJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,657
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Sailormon6 will become famous soon enough
Re: Picking out a whisker pole

You could certainly "get by" with a 24' pole, but I think it would be better suited to a 40-42' boat. Personally, I think the broader spread that would be permitted by a 27' pole would suit your boat better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whisker pole? bblument Gear & Maintenance 32 10-01-2014 11:18 PM
whisker pole or spinnaker pole ltgoshen General Discussion (sailing related) 11 06-20-2012 01:38 PM
Use of whisker pole. flyingwelshman Learning to Sail 10 06-30-2011 05:10 PM
Using a spinnaker pole instead of a whisker pole aphil138 Gear & Maintenance 14 03-31-2008 02:51 PM
Wanted a Whisker Pole and a Spinnaker Pole matthiesen Gear & Maintenance 0 02-22-2008 02:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.