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Old 25-12-2013, 20:54   #1
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What are these on my bow?

Ok forgive the dumb question, doing an inventory of my recently acquired Dufour and came across these on the sides of the bow. I am thinking they are spinnaker poles, but not sure. One is longer than the other by quite a bit. Thanks!



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Old 25-12-2013, 20:58   #2
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Ok forgive the dumb question, doing an inventory of my recently acquired Dufour and came across these on the sides of the bow. I am thinking they are spinnaker poles, but not sure. One is longer than the other by quite a bit. Thanks!



whisker Pole and spinnaker pole. I have both.
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Old 25-12-2013, 21:14   #3
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Re: What are these on my bow?

The short one might be a reaching strut.
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The short one might be a reaching strut.
Absolutely. Sometimes called a "jockey poke."
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Oops. That was supposed to be "jockey pole."
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Re: What are these on my bow?

Reaching strut in action, in case you aren't familiar

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Re: What are these on my bow?

Here's a PDF >> http://www.forespar.com/pdf/sailingCatalog.pdf

Goto page 5, it'll show you the function of a reaching strut.
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