Line Control Whisker Poles - Carbon
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FORESPARLine Control Whisker Poles - Carbon

Prices from $4,159.99 - To $5,539.99


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Model # 1971324 | Mfg # 800800UPC # 28026136800
LC 13-24 UTS-UTR Pole Carbon Tubing




Product Overview

Line Control™ makes the extension and retraction of your whisker pole quick and easy.

These Line Control™ Whisker poles offer just the right blend of aluminum and carbon structures to provide the racing or cruising sailor weight and cost savings. They have the strength and weight savings of carbon on the inner tube and the abrasion resistance, durability and cost savings of aluminum on the outer tube. They also feature Forespar's exclusive "Ultra" end fittings (UTS socket inboard and UTR trigger outboard) for further weight reduction and ease of maintenance.

Line Control™ is a proven concept in telescoping whisker pole design. So unique, that full patent protection has been secured. Line Control™ is only available on Forespar® whisker poles. See the selection chart below for pole lengths and tube sizes.

The system is simple, and makes the extension and retraction of poles quick and easy. And most amazing of all...the entire operation can be executed while being positioned at the mast. It is no longer necessary to go forward to adjust buttons of any kind - simply uncleat the line and extend or retract (never attempt to adjust while under load). It's quick and easy even with the largest poles. Topping lift attachment points are on all poles. Attachment to outer end is with end fittings jaw facing down.

Use the Whisker Pole Checklist below to assist you in selecting the correct parts for your whisker pole.

Key Features 

  • Telescoping whisker poles allow one pole to be used with furling headsails or multiple sized jibs and genoas on a given boat
  • A properly sized and deployed whisker pole will allow the headsail to add considerable power and speed to downwind sailing
  • By projecting the headsail out to weather and out of the mainsail’s “wind shadow”, the headsail can fill and stabilize
  • The use of a whisker pole to hold out the clew of the asymmetrical sail will stabilize the sail in the same way as it does a genoa and allow better performance and an increased sailing angle
  • Poles have topping lift attachment points
  • Heavy-gauge anodized aluminum outer tube and carbon fiber inside tube for weight savings
  • Simply uncleat the line to extend or retract

Whisker Pole Brochure

Whisker Pole Checklist

Line Control Whisker Pole Selection Chart

Whisker PoleEnd Fitting InboardEnd Fitting OutboardRecommended Mast FittingCollapsed LengthMax. Working LengthTubing DiameterWeight
LC 13-24 UTS-UTRUTSUTRT-125162" (two sections)272"3", 3 1/2"24lb.
LC 15-27 UTS-UTRUTSUTRT-125182" (two sections)324"3 1/2", 4"58lb.

Whisker Pole Size Recommendations

Working JibWorking JibGenoaGenoa
Boat LengthLight to Med. AirMod. To Heavy AirLight to Med. AirMod. to Heavy Air
Up to 16 ftADJ 4’-8’ADJ 6’-12’ADJ 6’-12’HD 6’-12’
Up to 22 ftADJ 6’-12’HD 6’-12’HD 6’-12’LC 7’-15’
Up to 25 ftHD 6’-12’HD 6’-12’ADJ 7’-15’ADJ 7’-15’
Up to 28 ftADJ 7’-15’ADJ 7’-15’ADJ 7’-15’LC 10’-18’
Up to 33 ftLC 10’-18’LC 10’-18’LC 10’-18’LC 12’-22’
Up to 35 ftLC 12’-22’LC 12’-22’LC 12’-22’LC 13’-24’
Up to 46 ftLC 13’-24’LC 13’-24’LC 13’-24’LC 15’-27’
Up to 55 ftLC 15’-27’LC 15’-27’LC 15’-27’Do Not Use


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