Tri-Reacher™ Whisker Pole, UXP/UTS Ends
Tri-Reacher™ is a three-part telescoping aluminum whisker pole for large free-flying asymmetrical and gennaker sails.
Tri-Reacher™ is for those sailors who thought they didn’t want a downwind pole. It’s a three-part, telescoping, aluminum whisker pole that has been developed specifically for large, free-flying, asymmetrical and gennaker sails.
Use of a whisker pole with these sails will allow deeper sailing angles and eliminate the need for constant jibing downwind. On long downwind legs, the additional rigging of fore and after-guys (attached to the outboard end) will further stabilize the pole. This will also allow emergency furling of the headsail without the need to go forward and deal with the pole first. This helps greatly when sailing at night or short-handed.
Tri-Reacher™ is typically used on boats 35'-42' LOA.
- Telescopes to almost 21': The Tri-Reacher™ pole telescopes from 8'8" to 20'8" and can be used with traditional movable mast toggle cars or the Fixed Toggle Mount Bracket.
- UXPand UTS end fittings: The inboard end is Forespar’s time proven “UTS” style. The outboard end is their UXP piston style.
- Order mast fittings separately: The inboard end is Forespar’s time proven UTS style. The outboard end is the UXP style. The UTS end will fit the Forespar toggle/knuckle pin T-125 Mast Car (Model 226910, Forespar# 333004) or their Fixed Mast Mount (Model 14081350, Forespar# 333025). The UTS inboard end can also be used on other brands of mast cars such as Harken, Selden, Isomat and others. They require a 1/2" hinge pin or bolt and 1" space between flanges/tabs.
- Pole Length: 8'8" to 20'8"
- Pole Diameter: 3", OD: 2 7/8 and 2 1/2"
- End Fittings: UXP Outboard and UTS Inboard
- Recommended Mast Fitting: RC-125, FC-125 Mast Car or 33325 (Model 14081350) Fixed Mast Mount
- Note: Attachment to outer end is with end fittings jaw facing down (never attempt to adjust while under load).
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