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Measurer’s Interpretations and Recommendations

Topic:Spinnaker Pole
Question:Can the spinnaker pole be carbon fiber?
ID Number:000007
Date:2007-11-26
Short Answer:No 
Answer:Spinnaker poles may be built by any person. The pole must conform to this Specification and Official Plans 1 and 2. The length of the spinnaker pole shall not exceed 9 feet 4 inches including fittings. It shall have a minimum diameter of 2 inches, preferably using #6061-T6 aluminum. A 2 1/2 inch diameter tube of thicker aluminum is recommended for poles without a bridle. Poles with a diameter in excess of 2 inches may be tapered to 2 inches at the ends. 
Section:§IV-8.12 
Status:Affirmed
Action Date:2008-07-09
Fri Nov 15 05:14:58 2019
DateNameComment
2008-04-03Richard RobbinsThis was discussed by the technical committee (3/12/2008) and it was agreed that the pole should be aluminum only. Changes to specifications are proposed as: Spinnaker poles may be built by any person. The pole must conform to this Specification and Official Plans 1 and 2. The length of the spinnaker pole shall not exceed 9 feet 4 inches including fittings. It shall have a minimum diameter of 2 inches and excluding fittings shall be aluminum. Poles with a diameter in excess of 2 inches may be tapered to 2 inches at the ends.
2008-07-30Richard RobbinsAdopted by Governing Board July 29, 2008. See July, 2008 Version of Rules.