Time to check your Spinnaker Pole ends…..??!!

At a very crucial moment (!) in the second race last weekend, our spinnaker pole end decided to shear off.  That’s not happened to us before.  We have Selden ends.

When I inspected the remaining end I realised that a fair bit of wear can set in.  I’ve replaced both ends now, but you might want to check yours too.

 

Fly Away Pole Fans… Seen This??

I must admit that we’ve tried fly away poles on two of our Fifteens and not got on with them. Charles is dead keen, so it must be us obviously…!!

Aside from the details, I just don’t like kit in the boat that is not symmetrical. Then along comes P&B with this – the twin spiro …. one for each side !!  Click here to see it.

You can see the twinspinno in action on this video – which is a really nice promotional idea from P&B.