Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

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Dan Corcoran
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Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by Dan Corcoran » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:39 pm

Any good ideas for an inexpensive whisker pole setup for a J/109, one design jib?

Sometimes my club turns spinnaker races into Jib & Main when not enough entries, and I get clobbered.

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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by Dan Corcoran » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:32 am

ok ... if not cheap, then what is an ideal Whisker pole setup for jib & main racing?

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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by Vento Solare » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:35 am

may be cheaper to pay someone elses entry fee for a spinnaker class!

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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by Dan Corcoran » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:39 pm

Yes

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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by cercole » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Our club does a lot of JAM racing. It is hard to be competitive against genoa boats with whisker poles. Sometimes I can sail off the wind at higher angles and jybe downwind. Sailing a much longer distance but faster. It helps but is not ideal. Try and petition the RC to make JAM racing triangle courses.

Another option is to gracefully bow out of racing that night go for a sail fly the A2 then sit on the porch and drink beer with the rest of the racers. We do that a lot too.

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-Christopher
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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by carmine » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:38 pm

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Re: Cheap Whisker Pole Setup?

Post by carlbraden » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:02 am

We do a fair bit of non-spinnaker twilight racing downunder - I bought a second hand aluminium spinnaker pole for about $100 and then fitted a short track and spinnaker ring to the mast.

Poling out the class genoa work really well and I can strongly recommend the setup.

Cheers

Carl

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