Whisker poles

Cloona

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i am looking for a couple of whisker poles for my jib and genoa - about 6 - 8 ft -

any suggested suppliers
 

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just a suggestion compass24.com do a range of telescopic whisker poles. There is one that adjusts from 2m to 3.8m. a smaller one and two larger ones.

You fould find similar from other mail order chandleries and fittings makers
 
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i am looking for a couple of whisker poles for my jib and genoa - about 6 - 8 ft -

any suggested suppliers

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Seateach ... my Forespar extendable job does my 25ft sail job nicely ... your 6 - 8ft is actually quite short ... my WP is longer than that and was 135 quid over counter .... and a good bit of kit as well ...
 

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Hundreds of pounds ???

These are just sticks we are talking about??

So tight I squeek when I walk.

[/ QUOTE ]Ah, but these are MARINE sticks with MARINE fittings on the end.

Stop complaining. If the label says medical it's even worse*. I just ordered 4 batterires for defibrillators on our ambulances 4.2AH lithium battery - use it up and throw it away - a snip at £110 a lump. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif And you wondered why the NHS has financial problems?

As someone who's probably tighter than you - assuming that's possible, I'll accept just as tight if not, one solution for smaller boats is to go to a windsurfing club and find a discarded wind surfer mast. Cut to length, add a couple of snap shackles and a bit of epoxy - job done!



*Likwise aviation. I dread to thing what you'd pay for a £1 (sensible price) item for a flying doctor on a flying boat...
 
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Hundreds of pounds ???

These are just sticks we are talking about??

So tight I squeek when I walk.

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Blimey - we in competition then - I am well known NOT to spend ! People called out the Emergency Services when I bought the pole !

OK - another avenue - B&Q or DoItAll ..... telscopic paint roller pole .... dunno how long it'all last though.
 
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I have a B&Q extendable window cleaning pole with a home made end fitting. A hole through the handle and some 3mm codline is all I need to hole it in place against the mast. It works fine. Total cost <£20.00. Bugger SS boat fittings.
 
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