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Old 03-07-2003
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Inexpensive Whisker Pole

I found this on the Practical Sailor website - this article tells how to make a whisker pole out of PVC and some other items for about $30. Better than spending $730. Thought you all might want to see this.

http://www.practical-sailor.com/newspics/charts/856whiskerpole.pdf
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A friend of mine in the construction trades was sailing around point conception with me when my whisker pole collapsed. As I was bemoaning my fate and the cost of a new pole he suggests trying the twist lock aluminum extension handles that concrete finishers use on the big trowels they use to finish slabs.
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