This is a stock length spin pole made to 6' 9-1/4" assuming a 1-3/8" Spin Pole Bail.
D rings lashed and epoxied on in the middle for both jaws up or down configuration.
Selden 42mm tapered aluminum spin pole with 1/8" Amsteel Blue trip line.
- If your mast ring is longer or shorter than 1-3/8" check out the LGTN101 which is made to your custom specifications.
Another Lightning Spinnaker Pole just left the building! That’s right, APS riggers make spinnaker and whisker poles – One Design and custom.
What’s so special about this pole? A large diameter in the middle gives the aluminum pole strength where needed. Also, tapered ends and the smaller end fittings they afford greatly decrease overall pole weight and increase ease of use.
Two welded Stainless Steel D-Rings are secured to the center of the pole so you can go jaws up or jaws down. They are then wrapped with Low Stretch Halyard Leader, which is then epoxied so the line stays tight around the D-rings. Why are we seizing the D-rings like this rather than using eye straps? Drilling holes in the pole compromises its strength, and we don’t want that now, do we?
These are easy to maintain, too. If the epoxy cracks over time, all you have to do is brush a little more on.
We’re using AmSteel Blue for the trip line because it’s strong, and it won’t absorb water. A shrink wrap tube is fixed around the knot that secures the trip line to the pole for added durability.
This spinnaker pole is built the same way for the Lightning, Flying Scot, and Thistle (other than length).