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Jim Hardesty

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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2019, 02:46:52 PM »

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Was your pole usable without the mast fittings?

Carlos,
When I bought my previous boat an S2 9.2, a very good boat, the p.o. had it rigged unconventionally.  Two forestays with hanked on sails, two mainsheets etc.  I sailed it a season that way and decided it needed changed for my short after work sails and weekend day sails.  The local sailmaker, very knowledgeable person,  came to my boat with recommendations.  He said there was no way to use the whisker pole without a mast fittings.  He eyed up where to put the ring.  I marked it and added the ring the next season.  Only used it a little as I'm my own and mostly only foredeck crew.
To see if you would use the whisker pole just buy a mast ring.  Should go a little above the clew of the sail ie. so the pole is down a little at the sail clew when used.  At some time put a block and lift line on the padeye you have and cleat it at the unused mast base cleat to aid in setting the pole.
If you haven't done so yet look through everything on the boat, you just may find the uninstalled mast ring and may be a block and lift line.  The po may not have been sure where to put it on the mast.  Then lost interest.

Jim
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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2019, 03:44:17 PM »

I forgot to mention: one very good reason to store pole on the mast is it is much easier to use when short-or single-handed. No need to heft it into a ring or pole car attachment point on the mast, as it lives there ready to deploy.
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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2019, 04:38:15 PM »

Thanks Jim. I did as you suggested and rummaged around in some cans of fittings that had been on the boat and found what looks like a mast ring. I had looked through everything a few years ago but at the time I wasn't thinking of the whisker pole so didn't recognize it. I guess the PO never got to installing it. I'll give it a try!
Carlos
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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 04:27:44 AM »

That small pad eye you said was on the mast up by the steaming light most likely is for a small block for a topping lift. I think thatís what Jim was alluding to, but just wanted to be clear.
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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2019, 04:55:28 AM »

Is it a cleat as he first said or a pad eye?
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Re: question about whisker pole
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 04:58:25 AM »

Both - there is a cleat just above the deck, and a small padeye way up under the deck light by the spreaders. Both are on the mast centerline.
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