Forespar Man Overboard Pole - Sinks - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 10-11-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Forespar Man Overboard Pole - Sinks

This may be a no brainer for some - however, we were hosting MOB practice with a weighted dummy - and utilizing all of our equipment and styles i.e. life sling, figure 8, quick stop and new MOB pole.

It sunk! to where only the flag showed (due to the depth of the bay) We anticipated it coming back up and it never did - practiced the drill several times - are we stupid - the instructions say nothing - and before we contacted forespar - I thought I would research from actual users.

We checked our float and it has a perfect hole in it - as does our friends' pole.

Can someone enlighted us?

Thanks.
Fidelity is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
We replaced ours this year because the old one sunk. I was a little dismayed to say the least. Those things aren't cheap.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,032
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
I believe that the hole is for adding foam to the float. If the foam degrades, it may fall out. Could that be the problem? I have used a lot of these poles. but have never had this problem.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 11 Old 10-11-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thanks. BTW our pole was brand new -
Fidelity is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
In our case, the weighted end developed a small crack in the bottom which allowed water to enter the hollow fiberglass pole. The vinyl cover over the bouyant bulb also degraded some, but the floatation material was still there. Looking at it, it seemed it should still float but when we put it in the water to test it, it sunk. That was quite a surprise. If it wasn't my pole, I would have even thought it was funny in an ironic sort of way. I wasn't laughing though.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,032
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
It was fortuitous that neither of you had to use the pole in an emergency.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
With the orange float?
Attached Thumbnails
1.jpg  

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
Back to just the Jon boat
 
therapy23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 932
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
unF*@&ingbelieveable.
therapy23 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 11 Old 10-11-2010
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
With the orange float?
Yes

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 11 Old 10-12-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Forespar - Excellent customer service - they are sending a new pole/float to us today - to arrive by week's end - Monday at the latest. Just before we go offshore!
Fidelity is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forespar Marelon winches bobmcgov Gear & Maintenance 6 08-09-2010 10:08 PM
Forespar TruPlug kwaltersmi Gear & Maintenance 4 04-22-2010 03:45 PM
KUDOs to the folks at Forespar! dave6330 Gear & Maintenance 0 12-08-2009 05:06 PM
North Pole. Pete Goss puts Playing for Success Charity in Pole position @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-20-2006 04:15 AM
RE: MAN OVERBOARD POLE MOUNT sailstactics Gear & Maintenance 2 08-05-2003 05:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome