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What is a 'Slat'?

My boat is cockpit rigged and one of the halyards running to the clutch is labeled 'Slat'. It runs about half way up the mast, about ten feet below the spinnakers. There are also Slat sheets stowed in the cabin which are thin gauge, maybe 1/4". Is this another term for asym, or something like this? Also, after I bought the boat, the spinnaker pole mysteriously disappeared. How do I find out what size pole I need for my boat?

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Re: What is a 'Slat'?

Slat ? Spin pole measurements i'd go to the top of the car not all the way and measure to the bottom of your forestay.and allow enough room for a mess to jibe through. chime in anyone if there more to it. Hope that helps. Sail Fast.

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Re: What is a 'Slat'?

The length of the spinnaker pole should be equal to the "J" measurement of your boat, which is, I think, 12.33', but you should verify it. You can get your boat's dimensions at Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies Click on "Sails." Then click on "Used Sails." Then type "CAL" in the box that says "Boat Manufacturer", and type "jib" in the other box, and click on the button that says "Search by Boat type." That will bring up a list of Cals and their IJPE dimensions. Incidentally, sailors can find the dimensions for most of the popular production boats at that website.

I haven't heard the term "Slat", but from your description, I'll guess that it is the topping lift for the spinnaker pole.
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Re: What is a 'Slat'?

Thanks, Mon. 12.33' is correct.

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