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Can anyone recommend a whisker pole for a Freedom 35, 100% jib? Thank you
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Can anyone recommend a whisker pole for a Freedom 35, 100% jib? Thank you
I always liked the line drive ones, any brand. Chose a suitable lenth.

Doesnt the 35 have a camber dealy in it?

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Dewey - A previous owner took our camber spar off and just ran the jib sheets back to genoa tracks. We have a roler furler now. That does tend to give us a bit more control and helps her sail to windward better but downwind a cambar spar might be very good. Faith
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So, do you have a favorite supplier, website for the purchase of a whisker pole?
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Faith,
I haven't tried many others, but the Forespar whisker pole we currently use seems bulletproof. If you look around, I'm sure you will also find it to be a common brand on most boats.

http://www.forespar.com/onlineCatalo...oles2006.shtml

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I'd second the forespar recommendation. Their gear is pretty solid. I haven't used their carbon fiber gear, but I have heard good things about it from my friends who race with it.

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Thanks, guys, that's just the info I needed. Faith
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