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FORESPAR Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6'-12' Double Latch, 134"L

Model # 112110Mfg # 406100

$153.99

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Product Description

The Forespar Line Control system makes extending and retracting whisker poles quick and easy. There’s no need to go forward to adjust the pole length-simply uncleat the line to extend or retract. All poles have topping lift attachment points. Forespar poles are built from heavy-gauge anodized aluminum, high-modulus carbon fiber, or combine an aluminum outer tube with a carbon inner tube.

  • Aluminum
  • Inboard: Lexan SL
  • Outboard: Lexan SL
  • Collapsed Length/Weight: 72"/3lb.
  • 134" L
  • PE-1 Mass Fitting
  • 1-1/4" Tubing Dia.

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Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sailing (4)
  • Small boats (4)
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5.0

Repeat buyer, does the job.

By Foster Brooks

from Houston, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Alternative To Spinnaker
    • Sailing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L:

    Great for running wing-and-wing on a small trailerable cruising sailboat. Easy to use.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Lexan SL Whisker Pole

    By mike

    from Landlocked Indiana

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Sailing

    Comments about Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L:

    I was going to use this on my 23 foot cruising sailboat with 155 genny. I was surprised (although I should have read the fine print) that they sent a special mast eye made of plastic which they call Lexan. The ends installed on the pole were also plasic and much smaller than what is common. I called Forespar and was told these would break before long with the use I was going to put them to. They also suggested a more suitable and stronger product. I made the exchange.

    This would be fine for a smaller lighter boat with less sail, and save some money. For my racing it is inadequate.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very strong and easy to use

    By Bob

    from Smith Mountain Lake, VA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L:

      Wisker pole on a 23foot sloop. Held up well in 20 knots of wind. Wing and wing - sailing down wind. It was easy to put in place and easy to adjust. Looking forward to racing with it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      "Shave" some work downwind

      By Bikensail

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easier sailing downwind
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sailing
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L:

        While I haven't used this whisker pole yet, I used an identical one on my previous boat. It turns the battle of keeping the headsail full while going downwind into an easy, trouble free ride. Easy to change on a gybe

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Fittings stick in the open position

        By Gone Coastal

        from Austin TX

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Forespar Twist Lock Telescoping Whisker Pole , Adjustable 6-12 Double Latch, 134L:

            Great: good quality aluminum spars, reliable twist lock action. Not so great: Plastic end fittings stick in the open position, making the pole difficult to work with. Lubricating with Sail Kote helps some, but is still a problem, especially in a blow. In retrospect I would not mind paying more for better quality metal end fittings.

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