Join Date: Aug 2007
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small-boat whisker pole
An article in the Fall 2007 issue of BoatWorks, entitled "An Inexpensive Whisker Pole," describes crafting an 8-ft. pole from an old boathook, using a Forespar spinnaker-pole hook (part # FP404002) and a bunch of 1-1/4-in. PVC pipe.
The whole affair is bolted together with dowels and mop handles for internal reinforcements. Used on a Precision 21. Author Clarence Jones contents total cost was "about $25, including the $16 mast ring (from Ronstan), but not including the boathook, which I already owned."