|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|03-23-2010 02:23 PM|
|johnshasteen||Works fine attached at the leading edge of the mast on Paloma.|
|03-23-2010 07:07 AM|
Pros: Out from underfoot. Fast to deploy. Clear of lines on deck.
Cons: Weight aloft. Easier to drop on someone's head.
Bottom line is you stow it wherever your foredeck crew thinks it works best, and if that doesn't work...re-evaluate the crew and the pole.
|03-23-2010 01:30 AM|
|Stillraining||We like ours there|
|03-23-2010 12:46 AM|
Originally Posted by puddinlegs View Post
You have to go forward to set the pole -- it's not doable from the companionway. On the mast, the topping lift & downhaul/foreguy could be left attached (pole uses central eyestraps for these, not a bridle.) I'll ask the Seattle SJ21 mob where they store theirs -- but they are all OD racers, so their needs and procedures may be different from ours. Never seen one on the boom. Bet they just toss it partway below. Many of em launch their chutes from laundry baskets wedged into the companionway.
|03-22-2010 11:56 PM|
|puddinlegs||hmmm. While I'll admit that I haven't looked closely at the SJ 21, I have a hard time imagining that the pole can't live on the boom. This works very well on most small boats, and can even work on larger boats with a light carbon pole. What it accomplishes is largely obviating the need for anyone to go forward of the mast to rig the pole.|
|03-22-2010 10:09 PM|
Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
We want to practice dozens of hoists and douses this summer, until the motions are down pat. Since locally we sail on small lakes, it's unavoidable anyhow. That's a lot of pole handling. If it won't totally kill our upwind performance -- on-mast storage seems most popular with tradewind cruisers, who don't generally point -- it would be a handy $10 upgrade. I love the SJ21, but it is not a roomy vessel.
|03-22-2010 08:45 PM|
|GeorgeB||Iíve seen Santana 22ís out here that store their poles along side the boom, resting inside a couple of rings (some guys use slings made out of line). Very quick and easy to run it out and set for a spinnaker run. On the other hand, I used to keep mine in the cabin and Iíd just pass it forward to the bowman. Small poles are easy to ĒmanhandleĒ (Iím assuming this is for your 18 or 21 footer?). The up on the mast is usually for boats with heavier poles and uses a T-Track at least as long as the pole, sliding rings or cars, topping lifts and all the associated blocks and control lines. The setup on my 34 footer was mucho expensive. It might be over kill on your boat(s).|
|03-22-2010 07:46 PM|
|Shortman||works great on the mast of my 85 Pearson 34|
|03-22-2010 06:23 AM|
|PeterSailer||Maybe you could secure it vertically on a shroud??|
|03-21-2010 10:03 PM|
|sailingdog||shouldn't be much of an issue...|
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