I have a small (26') boat without stanchions/lifelines. Boom is 10"6" long with boltroped mainsail
footed in the boom slot. My spinnaker
pole is 11'6" tip to tip. We lake sail/race and want to have a place topside for the pole while sailing. When not on the boat it stows below just fine.
I've seen some poles stowed vertically on the front of the mast
. Also I've seen them stored or hung from the sides of the boom.
I don't have much experience with the spinnaker/pole but starting to get the hang of it.
Any suggestions to help with fine tuning the handling of the damn thing would be appreciated.