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Hunter 26 mast raising pole (gin pole)

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  1. jbreland

    jbreland

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    Can someone tell me what the diameter is of the mast raising pole or (gin pole). I've got the length from the Hunter store at 101 3/8" but I don't know the diameter.

    thanks
    James
     


  2. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Ask@rgranger
     


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  3. jbreland

    jbreland

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    sorry Dave, guess I'm slow, I don't understand the response?
     


  4. twalker H260

    twalker H260

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    Hunter 260
    CA winnipeg, Manitoba


  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Negatory. It is a larger aluminum pole and I have sent via last response to Rgranger who has one to measure. However due to info I know of we need to know the mast manufacturer to be on the safe side so look at the mast and you will see a sticker . In addition take a photo of the attachement which probably is a hole in the lower mast where the pole would slide in and measure it Jbreland.
     


  6. jbreland

    jbreland

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    Dave, its a Zspar mast, the hole in the plate is approx. 1 1/2 inches in dia.... but I figured the pole itself was nowhere near this large. I was thinking maybe 1" dia. When I owned a 23.5 I remember the pole was smaller than the hole it went into... any advise? I'm going to have to make up my own pole, because mine was missing when I bought the boat.
     


  7. twalker H260

    twalker H260

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    Hunter 260
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  8. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
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    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I made one from parts I found a t Lowe’s. It was less than $30

    I’m on my phone now so can’t load pics but if you search the archives for my handle and H26 gin pole you might find the post. I showed a step by step how to. I might have it in my profile album section here as well
     


  9. jbreland

    jbreland

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    rgranger,
    what did you use from lowes for the pole ?
    electrical conduit (thinner) or black iron or galvanized water pipe. thicker...but HEAVY !!!
     


  10. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Outdoor fencing rail
    The stuff they use for chain link fencing. It is exactly the same size and thickness.
     


  11. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Hunter 26
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  12. rgranger

    rgranger

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    DF08D072-1267-46EB-8DFA-7E282F663511.jpeg DF08D072-1267-46EB-8DFA-7E282F663511.jpeg DF08D072-1267-46EB-8DFA-7E282F663511.jpeg Needed stuff
     


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  13. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Sorry
    Working from my phone
     


  14. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Last photo
     


  15. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Thank you @rgranger for your help as always.
     


  16. jbreland

    jbreland

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    thanks rgranger for the work and the pics. I don't know that I've ever seen outdoor fencing poles in lowes but will look.
    were you able to get one that is the 101 inches long though? I'm having a little trouble reading your calipers is that 1-1/4" in diameter ? also what is the thickness of the tubing wall on that fencing post.
    thanks again
     


  17. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Hi @jbreland
    I'm finally on my computer and should be able to give better posts now. If you go to the outdoor section and look in the chain-link fencing section, you will find the poles. I don't know the inner diameter only to say that the pole at Lowes was exactly the same as the pole used to make the gin pole. Yes I found them long enough (here are more pics)
    I had to make a new pole because one of my baby stays pulled out during a rise and my mast fell. Did a lot of damage to the foot of the mast, bent the pole and bent the hooks for the baby stays.
    2016-09-27 16.51.32.jpg 2016-07-19 17.03.34.jpg 2016-09-27 16.51.22.jpg 2016-09-27 19.05.30.jpg 2016-09-27 19.08.34.jpg
     

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  18. jbreland

    jbreland

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    Thanks again rgranger, you are the man and my hero for the day. So you have found your pole to be plenty
    thick/strong enough to handle the rigors of raising the mast right. I have no doubt I can make it just want to make sure it
    is substantial enough.
     


  19. rgranger

    rgranger

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    Yep

    It works fine. It is the same thickness as the original. Good luck!
     


  20. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
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    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    You’re gonna replace your mast, yes @rgranger ?