i need to know the lenght of the factory whisker pole so i can eith make one or order one. Mine fell off the mast mount in rough waer and is now in the bottom of hefner. I was hoping just to get a telescoping one from west marine. Is out pole shorter then 8 ft?
The whisker pole length should be 7' 8", eye to eye. (BTW, longer is not better.) The inboard end attaches to a plastic ring fitting on the front of the mast, 3' up from the deck. The outboard end attaches to the jib clew. I use a stainless ring, about 2" in dia, slipped inside the jib sheet knot where it attches to the clew.