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whisker pole repair

I use a forespar twist lock adjustable whisker pole on my 23ft seaward when sailing downwind. A combination of too much pole, too much wind, and too much ignorance caused the pole to bend. I believe I could cut off a one foot section of the pole and still be able to use it, rather than buy a new one, but I can't figure out how to take the pole apart. the end pieces are not screwed or rivited on. There is a groove in the pole near the end pieces, but no compression ring in that groove that I can see. Anyone out there ever attemped to fix one of these poles?
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that's like a 100 dollar pole right? my guess is the ends are crimped on. Cut off the offending bend, then cut off the end you cut off and take a look inside. You should be able to rig something but what is hard to say without looking. post photos after you make those two cuts and we'll all chime in I'm sure.
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Chances are that the end fitting is crimped or glued to the pole, especially on the lower end poles.


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