Topic : Spinnaker pole

If you want to make an ally spinnaker pole and because you don't know the final length so want to trim it - nothing fancy needed, where can you get the component bits?

Posted: 01/11/2007 12:40:02
By: Garry R
Hi Garry,
You should be able to buy what you need from just about any reasonable quality chandler that sells dinghy parts. Alternatively try the Pinnel & Bax website: In their paper catalogue tubing is under 'Spars' and other bits under 'Hardware'

Posted: 01/11/2007 13:02:21
By: Peter 3112 (ex 2789)
Bide your time Garry - I got a complete working one at Beaulieu boat jumble for a tenner which is about a quarter the price of the component parts. Will look out for one for you.

Posted: 01/11/2007 14:00:15
By: Pat2121
I`ve just been digging through my garage cos I did have an old one but there is no sign of it. It may be at JK`s so I will ask him, failing that I will ask around and see what turns up.

Posted: 01/11/2007 21:23:52
By: Calum B
Do you want a single pole type ie with piston fittings on each end or are you looking for one of a twin pole setup?  If the former, what length do you want?  I have a double ended single pole (probably from a GP or similar) which is around 6ft (from memory).  If it is of interest, then email me and I will check the length.

If you need to make up a single pole, use the stailess steel deck bushes (in P & B catalogue) which just fit into the ali single pole.

Posted: 02/11/2007 12:21:14
By: RichardT
Tony Blackmore at SailSport can send the ally tube and bits you need - free postage too I think. 

Maybe a broom handle would be more appropriate on your age of boat Garry? Suitably varnished of course, no-one will know!

Posted: 02/11/2007 14:18:35
By: Mags
Have checked and have three in the shed - all fished out of the mud at Banbury.  All around 6ft - two that taper towards each end and one that is untapered.  Is this what you are looking for?

Posted: 05/11/2007 22:47:50
By: RichardT


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