Spinnaker Pole Handling and Halyards

Both racers and cruisers benefit from adjustable spinnaker pole cars. Racers use adjustable cars to square the spinnaker pole’s inboard end to the horizon and help with dip pole jibing. Cruisers use the car to level the whisker pole when sailing downwind wing-and-wing and to store the pole against the mast when not in use.

Typical Boat Length:
Small Boat: 22' - 28' (6.7 - 8.5 m)
Midrange: 29' - 34' (8.8 - 10.4 m)
Big Boat: 35' - 42' (10.7 - 12.8 m)

 

2:1 Spinnaker Pole

This system allows the inboard end of the pole to be moved under load. It features a continuous adjuster line and 2:1 controls.

spinpole1.gif
Diagram
Ref.
Description Small Boat
Part No.
Midrange
Part No.
Big Boat
Part No.
A Spinnaker
pole car
3188 3189 782
B Single 2146 2148 2148
C Cam cleat 150 150 150
D Cheek 350 2644   2644
E Eyestrap 201 073
   
 137

 

3:1 Spinnaker Pole

This adjustable system features 3:1 controls for more power.

spinpole2.gif
Diagram
Ref.
Description Small Boat
Part No.
Midrange
Part No.
Big Boat
Part No.
A Spinnaker
pole car
3188
3189 782
B Single 2146 2149 2152
C Cam cleat 150 150 150
D Cheek 350 2644 2644

 

Spinnaker Halyard through Spar

Smaller offshore boats often mount a cam cleat below the spinnaker halyard exit so crew can jump the halyard and cleat it to the mast when setting the spinnaker. The cam also holds the line should the sail fill prematurely.

spinpole3.gif
Diagram
Ref.
Description Small Boat
Part No.
Midrange
Part No.
Big Boat
Part No.
A Exit block 089
134  —
B Cam cleat 150 150  —

 

Pole Launcher

Many racing boats have asymmetrical spinnakers and retractable bowsprits. This system features a launcher line on top of the pole, with strong shock chord on the bottom to automatically retract the pole when the launcher line is uncleated.

spinpole4.gif
Diagram
Ref.
Description Small Boat
Part No.
Midrange
Part No.
Big Boat
Part No.
A Single 340  —  —
B Single w/ becket 341  —  —
C Bullseye 237  —  —
D Eyestrap 137  —  —

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