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    Posted: 06 Nov 2013 at 2:13pm
I am contemplating doing a longer offshore passage next season and having recently sailed in a boat where we polled out the genoa for lengthy periods I was very impressed by how effective it was.

i am interested in what is used in the Contessa, the spinnaker pole or a short whisker pole?

Also do most rig a gybe preventer from the boom end or mid boom? there seems to be differing views as to what works best

I would greatly value any thoughts and advice.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2013 at 8:58pm
David
When we chicken out downwind we pole out the Genoa using the spinny pole - works just fine.
Not sure about the preventer as we race most of the time & rely on the helm not to gybe!
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I often pole out the genoa in cruising mode, using the spinnaker pole.   I just clip it on and then adjust the roller sail to suit.  A longer (telescopic, carbon?) pole would help but it is probably not worth the expense.   As you are no doubt aware, it is possible to furl the sail without going forward so it is great when singlehanding.
 
I have port and starboard jibe preventers ready for use, taken to light blocks on the foredeck.   These fix to a strop, a few feet from the end of the boom.  Seems to work ok.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote david.barrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 2:00pm
Thanks for the help and advice on both topics.
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Several of us have preventer ropes rigged permanently from turning blocks outside cockpit coaming with a small block at the shroud base back to a carabineer to clip to the boom end.  When out of use the carabineer is clipped to teh top guard rail.

This is then always to hand.
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I use a similar system of preventing from the boom end to a turning block at the shroud base. On long trips I rig a second Lazy preventer to allow a gybe without venturing on deck to re reeve the preventer line. Charlotte has a dedicated Whisker pole which is a little longer than the spinnaker pole, I would have to measure it and report back if that helps.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Hillmann Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2013 at 8:26pm
We often pole a staysail to windward as it sets closer than the genoa which then fills well behind the main.  
If we drop the main we use the boom to pole out the genoa: The reef outhaul line is clipped to the genoa sheet.  Dropping the spinnaker pole after the wind gets up can be fun, the boom is more safely controlled and the genoa easily rolled away.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Galatea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2013 at 2:56am
We use a boom brake (Wichard Gyb'easy) with the whisker pole.  I suppose in very strong wind a preventer led to the boom end might be better.  Then again, I don't plan on having the whisker pole up in those conditions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Galatea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 2013 at 3:11am
See more about the use of a boom brake here 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote david.barrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2013 at 1:06pm
Many thanks for all the input, help and advice I have been away working on the boat so have just picked up all the comments

David,  Spirit of Amport
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