Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: Spinnaker pole socket
We use a slider ring at the mast for the spinnaker pole on our J/36. It's held up flying the chute in 25+ knots, though when it's blowing that hard we don't do end-for end gybes -- we dip the pole instead.