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Whisker Poles

Is there a rule of thumb for whisker pole length for a 150 Genoa? i.e. 95% of the foretriangle? I hate to buy an adjustable pole when it will be set to one length and left there.
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If you intend to really use the whisker pole you will need it to be adjustable. You will need to adjust to the full 150% in light air which should be close to the lenght of the foot. You will also want to shorten it for reefed situations. The line drive variety is a real plus if your boat is over 25'' to 27''. If you intend to fly a symetrical chute then get a spinnaker pole but it will make a poor whisker pole.
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