Twist Lock Whisker Poles
Twist Lock Poles For boats 28ft and Under - Telescoping whisker poles models that can be adjusted to the desired length by simply twisting the inner and outer tubes in opposites directions. Tightened, the pole will securely hold its length until it is twisted in the opposite direction. All Twist Lock poles include non-marring, high strength polymer Ultra Series™ pole ends.
- Perfect Choice For Boats Under 28 ft
- Length Adjusts With A Simple Twist
- Includes Non-Marring Ends and Mast Pad Eye
Small Boat Twist Lock Poles - Weighing only 3 pounds, these compact telescoping Twist Lock poles are perfect for daysailors, dinghies and small one-design race boats. All Small Boat poles include strong corrosion-free Lexan end fittings and a Mast Pad Eye with stainless steel screws.
Heavy Duty Telescoping Twist Lock Poles - These telescoping whisker poles are heavy duty two or three section aluminum spars which can be extended to lengths up to 15’ and securely locked in position by an internal twist lock device. These poles feature self-latching Ultra Series™ fittings on the inboard and outboard ends.
Whisker Pole Storage
One must consider where you will store a whisker pole on the boat when not in use. Traditionally, poles have been stored on deck in deck chocks.
Why a whisker pole?
Whisker poles are used for non-spinnaker class racing and short-handed cruising, or whenever downwind performance is desired without the use of conventional spinnakers.
Vertical Pole Storage
Storing poles (whisker or spinnaker) vertically up the forward face of the mast has become very popular.
Take Control of Your Downwind Sails with a Forespar Whisker Pole
If you need to get downwind and have a conventional non-planing hull, flying a jib, genoa or asymmetrical sail with a whisker pole is the fastest, smoothest and easiest way to get there.
A Little Bit of Downwind Sailing
Sailing downwind is a great way to get to your destination whether racing or cruising. Using a whisker pole to hold your jib or genoa and go wing on wing is the best use of the combination of both the main and foresail.