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My pole is also telescopic. My J measurement is 14' but my pole goes much longer than 15'. If the sail (150 genny) is being flown farther forward than Giu's measurement then 15' will not be long enough. I think Giu is assuming that the sail LP is the hypotenuse. I would buy the pole with a length so that the pole can be the hypotenuse. That would make the max length you need somewhere around 25'. That is probably a bit long, but I think 15' is too short for a whisker pole on a boat with a 14' J. 15' is probably right for a spin pole.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
Last edited by Plumper; 06-04-2008 at 11:59 AM.