Since most of my sailing is downwind, often with twin headsails, I have two telescoping whisker poles with outhauls through the centre and topping lifts. Both outhauls and topping lifts are run back to the cockpit
I shackle the outhauls to the sheets
and can deploy and stow the poles without leaving the cockpit
Us geriatric, single
handing cruisers need all the help we can get.