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Forespar Whisker Pole Recommendations

Forespar Whisker Pole Recommendations

Whisker Poles are used to "wing-out" the jib when sailing downwind. They extend between the mast and jib sheet at the clew to hold the jib out on the opposite side of the main in clean air, producing a greater degree of control and efficiency than you could possibly achieve without a whisker pole. Sailors who have attempted downwind sailing without a whisker pole can appreciate the value of being able to stabilize the jib, enabling the sail to work more efficiently.

Whisker poles are not to be confused with spinnaker poles that are of fixed length and sized to the boat's "J" dimension. The basic length of a whisker pole should be 100% of the foot length of the sail it is to be used on. For boats carrying a variety of head sail sizes or incorporate roller reefing for the jib, an adjustable whisker pole is ideal.

With most racing classes, maximum whisker pole length may be dictated by class rules (percentage of "J" dimension). If you are racing in a non-spinnaker class, you should check your class rules for the maximum whisker pole lengths allowed. For general cruising however, the 100% of the sail foot is a safe measurement to give you maximum projection of the sail area.

Whisker poles are designed to operate under higher compressive forces than spinnaker poles and tube diameter as well as wall thickness is a major function of strength. For example, a 2" pole can be more than twice as strong as an 1-1/2" pole and the strength ratio varies with wall thickness. The size requirement of the whisker pole depends on boat length, type of sail used and general wind conditions. Additional variables include displacement and if the boat has a bow sprit that extends the basic fore-triangle.



Working Jib

Whisker Pole Size Recommendations
LOA Light tood. Air Mod. to Heavy Air
Feet Meters Feet Meters Feet Meters
Up to 16 Up to 4.87 ADJ 4-8 1.22-2.44 ADJ 6-12 1.83-3.66
Up to 22 Up to 6.71 ADJ 6-12 1.83-3.66 HD 6-12 1.83-3.66
Up to 25 Up to 7.62 HD 6-12 1.83-3.66 HD 6-12 1.83-3.66
Up to 28 Up to 8.53 LC 8-14 2.44-4.27 LC 8-14 2.44-4.27
Up to 33 Up to 10.06 LC 10-18 3.05-5.49 LC 10-18 3.05-5.49
Up to 35 Up to 10.67 LC 12-22 3.66-6.71 LC 12-22 3.66-6.71
Up to 46 Up to 14.02 LC 13-24 3.96-7.32 LC 13-24 3.96-7.32
Up to 55 Up to 16.76 LC 15-27 4.57-8.23 LC 15-27 4.57-8.23


Genoa

Whisker Pole Size Recommendations
LOA Light tood. Air Mod. to Heavy Air
Feet Meters Feet Meters Feet Meters
Up to 16 Up to 4.87 ADJ 6-12 1.83-3.66 HD 6-12 1.83-3.66
Up to 22 Up to 6.71 HD 6-12 1.83-3.66 LC 8-14 2.44-4.27
Up to 25 Up to 7.62 ADJ 7-17 or LC 8-14 2.13-5.18 or 2.44-4.27 ADJ 7-17 or LB/LC 8-14 2.13-5.18 or 2.44-4.27
Up to 28 Up to 8.53 LC 8-14 2.44-4.27 LC 10-18 3.05-5.49
Up to 33 Up to 10.06 LC 10-18 3.05-5.49 LC 12-22 3.66-6.71
Up to 35 Up to 10.67 LC 12-22 3.66-6.71 LC 13-24 3.96-7.32
Up to 46 Up to 14.02 LC 13-24 3.96-7.32 LC 15-27 4.57-8.23
Up to 55 Up to 16.76 LC 15-27 4.57-8.23 Carbon Fiber Custom Poles

ADJ and HD refer to Twist-Lock Whisker Poles below.
LC refers to Line Control Whisker Poles below.

Please call about Custom Poles.





Selden Telescope Pole (Needs part Numbers)

Selden Telescope Pole (Needs part Numbers)

Selden's telescopic pole can be extended to 150% of normal spinnaker pole length which is key while pulling out a large genoa or a gennaker. It can be telescoped down for easier stowage.

Part # Description Displacement Section Dia. Inner Section Dia. Outer Minimum Length for Stowage Spinnaker Pole Position Whisker Pole Position: Heavy Conditions Whisker Pole Position: Light Conditions
lb ton in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm in mm
SLD06006058 7200 3.6 1.88 48 2.36 60 25 2530 99.60 118.11 3000 141.73 3600 177.16 4500




Forespar Small Telescoping Whisker Poles

Forespar Small Telescoping Whisker Poles

These telescoping, twist-lock poles can be adjusted to any desired length in their range and securely locked into position with an effortless twist of the inner tube. All small poles include strong, corrosion-free Lexan end fittings and a Forespar PE-1 Mast Pad Eye (FP404011) with stainless steel screws.

Part # Model Length Weight Outer Dia. Fittings
Min Max lb kg in mm
FP40400 ADJ 4-8 53 (135 cm) 93 (236 cm) 3 1.3 1 25 Latch/Spike
FP404100 ADJ 4-8 DL 53 (135 cm) 93 (236 cm) 3 1.3 1 25 Latch/Latch
FP40600 ADJ 6-12 72 (183 cm) 134 (340cm) 3 1.3 1-1/4 32 Latch/Spike
FP406100 ADJ 6-12 DL 72 (183 cm) 134 (340 cm) 3 1.3 1-1/4 32 Latch/Latch


Oversized Shipping:
Due to the overall dimensions of Whisker Poles over 60", our carriers classify them as "oversized". Please click here for more information.


FP404000 Telescoping Whisker Pole 53 to 93 Latch/Spike Price: $92.36 FP404100 Telescoping Whisker Pole 53 to 93 Latch/Latch Price: $101.96
FP406000 Telescoping Whisker Pole 72 to 134 Latch/Spike Price: $126.36 FP406100 Telescoping Whisker Pole 72 to 134 Latch/Latch Price: $134.36


Forespar Heavy Duty Telescoping Whisker Poles

Forespar Heavy Duty Telescoping Whisker Poles

These telescoping whisker poles are heavy duty two section and three section aluminum which can be extended and securely locked into position by an internal twist lock device. Poles feature Ultra Series fittings on both ends. Recommended for use with FP40001 (PE-3SF) or FP40002 (PE-3SC) mast pad eyes.

Part # Model Length Weight Outer Dia. Fittings # Sections
Min Max lb kg in mm
FP40630 HD 6-12-DL 79 (201 cm) 138 (351 cm) 8 3.6 1-7/8 48 UXP 2


Oversized Shipping:
Due to the overall dimensions of Whisker Poles over 60", our carriers classify them as "oversized". Please click here for more information.


FP406300 HD Telescoping Whisker Pole 79 to 138 UXP (2 part) Price: $339.16


Forespar Line Control Whisker Poles

Forespar Line Control Whisker Poles

Forespar's Line Control Whisker poles are designed for boats in the approximately 25' to 55' range. The system is simple and makes the extension and retraction of poles quick and easy; the entire operation can be executed while positioned at the mast. You no longer need to go forward to adjust buttons of any kind. Simply uncleat the line to extend or retract (never attempt to adjust while under load). Topping lift attachment points are on all poles. Attachment to outer end is with jaw end fitting facing down.

Part # Model No. End Fittings Recommended Mast Fittings Weight (lbs) Length Tubing Diameters
Inboard Outboard Collapsed Max Working Inboard Outboard
lb kg in cm in cm in mm in mm
FP408100 LC 8-14 EL-EL EL EL PE-3SC 11 5 95.75 243.21 167.88 426.42 2 51 1 1/2 38
FP401106 LC 10-18 EL-UXP EL UXP PE-3SC, RC-125, FC-125 17 7.7 121.75 309.25 218.13 554.05 2 1/2 63 2 51
FP401107 LC 10-18 EL-UTR EL UTR PE-3SC, RC-125, FC-125 17 7.7 121.75 309.25 218.13 554.05 2 1/2 63 2 51
FP402200 LC 12-22 UXP-UTR UXP UTR RC-125, FC-125 27 12.3 148.50 377.19 265.25 673.74 3 76 2 1/2 63
FP402201 LC 12-22 UTS-UTR UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 28 12.7 148.50 377.19 265.25 673.74 3 76 2 1/2 63
FP800802 LC 12-22 UTS-UTR-CF UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 19 8.6 148.50 377.19 265.25 673.74 3 76 2 1/2 63
FP402203 LC 12-22 COMBO UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 24 10.9 148.50 377.19 265.25 673.74 3 76 2 1/2 63
FP403200 LC 13-24 UXP-UXP UXP UXP RC-125, FC-125 38 17.3 162.00 411.48 272.00 690.88 3 1/2 89 3 76
FP403202 LC 13-24 UTS-UTR UTS UTR T-125-S 39 17.7 162.00 411.48 272.00 690.88 3 1/2 89 3 76
FP800800 LC 13-24 UTS-UTR-CF UTS UXP T-125, AT-125 24 10.9 162.00 411.48 272.00 690.88 3 1/2 89 3 76
FP403203 LC 13-24 COMBO UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 34 15.5 162.00 411.48 272.00 690.88 3 1/2 89 3 76
FP405200 LC 15-27 UTS-UXP UTS UXP T-125-S 58 26.4 182.00 462.28 324.00 822.96 3 1/2 89 4 102
FP405201 LC 15-27 UTS-UTR UTS UTR T-125-S 58 26.4 182.00 462.28 324.00 822.96 3 1/2 89 4 102
FP800801 LC 15-27 UTS-UTR-CF UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 32 14.5 182.00 462.28 324.00 822.96 3 1/2 89 4 102
FP405203 LC 15-27 COMBO UTS UTR T-125, AT-125 42 19.1 182.00 462.28 324.00 822.96 3 1/2 89 4 102


Oversized Shipping:
Due to the overall dimensions of Whisker Poles over 60", our carriers classify them as "oversized". Please click here for more information.


FP401106 2/2.5 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 10-18 EL-UXP Price: $852.00 FP401107 2/2.5 Line Control Whisker Pole Forespar LC 10-18 EL-UTR Price: $867.20
FP402200 2.5/3 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 12-22 UXP-UTR Price: $1,098.40 FP402201 2.5/3 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 12-22 UTS-UTR Price: $1,384.00
FP402203 2.5/3 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 12-22 COMBO Price: $2,004.80 FP403200 3/3.5 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 13-24 UXP-UXP Price: $1,520.80
FP403202 3/3.5 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 13-24 UTS-UTR Price: $1,571.20 FP403203 3/3.5 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 15-27 UTS-UTR COMBO Price: $2,236.00
FP405200 3.5/4 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 15-27 TS-UXP Price: $1,932.00 FP405201 3.5/4 Line Control Whisker Pole LC15-27 TS-UTR Price: $1,937.60
FP405203 3.5/4 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 15-27 UTS-UTR CARBON Price: $2,984.80 FP800800 3/3.5 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 13-24 UTS-UTR-CF Price: $3,488.80
FP800801 3.5/4 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 15-27 UTS-UTR CARBON Price: $3,960.80 FP800802 2.5/3 Line Control Whisker Pole LC 12-22 UTS-UTR-CF Price: $3,012.80



Forespar Lock Repair Kits

Forespar Lock Repair Kits

To recondition any Forespar twist-lock telescoping poles. Complete instructions and all necessary parts are provided.

Part # Pole Model
FP400006 TAP & ADJ 4-8
FP400007 BHT & TAP HD
FP400008 ADJ 6-12
FP400009 HD 6-12
FP400010 ADJ 7-17 (Two Lock Set)


FP400006 Forespar Twist Lock Repair Kit TAP & ADJ 4-8 Price: $12.36 FP400007 Forespar Twist Lock Repair Kit BHT & TAP HD Price: $14.36
FP400008 Forespar Twist Lock Repair Kit ADJ 6-12 Price: $17.16 FP400009 Forespar Twist Lock Repair Kit HD 6-12 Price: $22.36
FP400010 Forespar Twist Lock Repair Kit ADJ 7-17 (Two Lock Set) Price: $35.96

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