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Old 29-09-2016, 17:49   #1
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Whisker pole/boat hook, how to rig?

In the locker of the new to us B323 we found a boat hook with a whisker pole end. There is no ring on the mast or any other obvious attachment point so I am wondering how to rig it. I assume the boat hook end would go to the mast but not sure if I should be trying to just fit the hook into the gooseneck or some similar spot.
Has anyone used one?
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Old 29-09-2016, 20:01   #2
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Re: Whisker pole/boat hook, how to rig?

If you don't have a fitting on your mast then the nut that cobbled that thing together probably saw the error in his ways and stopped trying to embarrass himself. Using a boat hook as a whisker pole may work on a dinghy, but not well.
Time to decide if you want to invest in a whisker pole and rig it properly. Good luck.
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