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Date Posted: - Sunday - 01/12/14 - 2:33pm
Author: Ardi
Subject: 12-14 f would be good
In reply to: Carolyn 's message, "Mariner 31 whisker pole size ?" on - Saturday - 01/11/14 - 8:35am

Some say that has to be as long as the distance between mast and forestay, some as long as the foot of the headsail you using and some don't know what they are talking about. Lol. The J on M31/32 is 13' so around that will be OK. You don't want to use a bigger piece because it gets heavier, harder to use and stress the mast more ( specially in an accidental jibe).
Now my suggestion would be to get the one with 2 pieces, less moving parts and lighter.

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[> [> "Mariner 31 whisker pole size ?" -- Carolyn, - Saturday - 01/18/14 - 7:48am

Can someone who actually uses a whisker pole on their M31 tell me what size the whisker pole is that they use, or that originally came with the boat? I spoke with Forespar and they said 10-18 in a three section, but I was hoping to get the best info from you sailors that actually use them. Thanks in advance.

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[> [> [> I have a 10-18 -- Ardi, - Friday - 02/28/14 - 9:29am

I have a 10-18, 2 pieces , got it for free from smb that had it in the shed. Wish I had a shorter one. Because like I said previously is bigger and heavier than what I would like to have, specially short handed and choppy seas. I would recommend top 16' unless you want to race and/or have enough crew that know what they are doing. If you use it for pleasure forget about all that stress that you will put on yourself and the boat for 1/10 of a knot that you will get with a bigger one.

Good luck

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