Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nelson BC
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I am looking for a whisker pole for our 49' custom built cutter rigged sloop. I would prefer a line controlled pole and not one that is stowed on the mast. I have looked at the Forespar 15-27 but it says it is not meant to be used in more than moderate winds i.e. up to 16knots.
In my experience you really don't need a whisker pole once you get into the stronger winds, but it can make life easier.
Am I looking at a custom built pole, or would the 15-27 do the job? What have others experienced with this type of sailing.
We also have a gennaker but only use that in light winds.