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I have an O'day 22.

Jun 15, 2010
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Catalina Std. rig Home Hug's Landing
I have an O'day 22 and I got a spinaker from a Catalina 22. What length of spinaker pole do I need? I was told ~ 1' past the bow, as a 'rule of thumb'.
 
Feb 21, 2013
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Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA

PaulK

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Dec 1, 2009
759
Sabre 402 Southport, CT
The "one foot past the bow" puts you in the penalty zone if you want to race. It is also more difficult to jibe with a pole that is longer than "J", which is the length from the front of the mast to the jib tack fitting. Extra-long poles can also be difficult to stow.