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Old 10-10-2007, 20:06   #16
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Even on our 27 footer the pole has a bit of weight. I wouldn't hang it on the boom on my boat. Adding kinetic energy to the boom on an accidental gybe could but additional stress on the rigging not to mention improving its ability to sweep crewmembers off the deck.

I am sure it can work out but when reefing and working on the boom I wouldn't want any additional clutter in the way. I like a low stancion mount to keep all extra weight near the deck.
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Old 14-10-2007, 16:31   #17
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One real popular option is to stow it along the boom. Many race boats do that 'cause not only is it out of the way, its ready to use too.

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I have never, ever, ever seen a race boat with it's spinnaker pole stored along the boom. I am not saying it doesn't happen, but I am saying that it isn't real popular, or, in my unqualified opinion, real smart. In fact, short of having it mounted below the waterline or above the first spreaders, I would be struggling to think of a worse place to mount it... but whatever floats your boat, so to speak.
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Hi there.

The size of the tritons mast may make the pole look a little goofy mounted on the front. Those side decks are narrow though. could lift it off the ground and clip on in the bow area with the stanchion clips might be a good alternative. I learned not to raft up with boats even with each other when my old triton and a friends smacked diamond stays in a ferry wake a few moons ago. Bent his broke mine, and then I dropped it in the water from the top of the mast trying to bring it down. One bounce on deck then bloop in the drink. Doh

Lived on Hayadori for three years to pay her off in the rent that I didnt pay in New York city. Froze my butt off, but that was the first place I lived after home with mom and dad. Love that boat, I wonder where she is today?

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Old 16-10-2007, 09:10   #19
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--- If your Triton was #406, named Hayadori... Looks like she was for sale in 2003.

At this point it sounds like I'll do nothing, except put the pole and spinnaker in storage. Project has been bumped off of page 1 of "The List."
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