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Does anyone know where to buy a used whisker pole? 6''-12''maybe heavy duty? Do I need heavy duty in light to moderate winds?
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If you only need 6-12 feet you probably don''t need a heavy duty pole. (Depends on what kind of boat you have.) They''re hard to find used. You can get a new one for a little over a hundred bucks.
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Suggest you check some of the larger consignment and second-hand shops (Sailorman in Ft. Lauderdale, Minnie''s in Newport Beach, Bacon''s in Annapolis, etc.). Some (e.g. Minnie''s) put their inventory on the web. There are many smaller shops in coastal areas and, given the awkwardness of shipping a pole, your best bet would be a shop you could drive to or near an area you will be cruising.

I found one suitable for our boat by walking the docks. In our case we needed an even bigger pole than you and I eventually came across one tied off on a dock, suggesting it had been taken off the boat where it had been underfoot. Two feet needed to come off and its paint refreshed, but it was 17'' and cost $75.

Finally, consider a ''Wanted'' ad in your local sailing rag - free boating magazines exist all over the country (Lat 38, Spin Sheet, Southwinds Sailing, Florida Mariner - golly, there''s reams of them).

Good hunting!

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I measured mine today. All buttoned up it is 12'' from Jaw to Jaw. 3" in diameter the tubing looks to be 3/16 or 1/8". My plan was to take to the SSCA Swap meet in Nov.
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Gene, thanks for the measurements - I''ll take them to my friends this weekend and suggest they contact you here on the Sailnet message center if they''re interested.

See you in the parking lot at the SSCA flea market.

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