Spinnaker and Whisker Poles


Custom Made Poles

 

Most spinnaker poles are finished to your specifications at the factory then shipped.  Some times a stock pole from a manafacutre is not suitable, as you have more customer needs.  In these cases we start with a blank tube and rig it specifically to your needs.

Our riggers produce aluminum and carbon spinnaker poles, either tapered or straight.  Whisker poles are made in either carbon, aluminum or half-carbon/half-aluminum, and are available with in-hand length adjustment or remote in-pole line adjustment.  All custom made poles are billed on a materials and an hourly rate of $65.00 per hour. 


 spinnaker pole bridles

End Installation

Tubes are cut to length to insure overall pole length with installed ends is achieved.  Ends are installed with either pop rivets or pan head self tapping screws.

 

Trip Lines

Trip lines are available in wire or Dyneema single braid line.  The preferred trip line is Dyneema for its low stretch, high strength, abrasion resistance, UV stability, quiet operation, and ease of splicing (and replacement).  Wire can be used and is terminated using oval sleeves which are hand swaged to create attachment eyes.  

 

Bridles 

Bridle lines are available in wire (white PVC coated or uncoated) or Dyneema single braid line.  The preferred trip line is Dyneema for its low stretch, high strength, abrasion resistance, UV stability, quiet operation, and ease of splicing (and replacement).  Wire can be used and is terminated using oval sleeves which are hand swaged to create attachment eyes.  Typically bridles are terminated at either end of the pole with an appropriately sized "O" ring at the bridle's midpoint.

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 spinnaker pole lifting eye

Lifting Eyes

For some dinghies and small keelboats, D-rings are positioned in the middle of the pole for the topping lift and fore guy in place of bridles.  They are available as a single for topping lift only, or double (one top and one bottom) for both topping lift and fore guy.  The lashings are epoxied in place.  These are generally only used in racing applications, and put much more point loading on the tube as compared to bridles.

How to Order Rigging

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