Super Snoopy 050 7:48pm, 3 October 2012
As the weather over the last few years seems to preclude long leasurely cruises in balmy conditions, I have decided to get Super Snoopy ready for quick and dirty sailing (racing). She has a vast spinnaker and a spinnaker pole that is longer than the boom, as yet unused by me. Is there a convenient storage solution for the pole? When I bought her, the pole skulked around the bottom of the stanchions up for'ard. Many years ago I sailed a fireball that had a spinnaker pole that flew up the mast on bungees when not required. Is there a similar system for cruisers or does the weight of the pole rule that option out?
NormanKlipspringer 6 years ago
When I bought Klipspringer she had clips on the front of the mast for the pole. Real nuisance - kept bumping my head when at the mast dealing with the main etc. Would not recommend any solution which attached the pole to the mast. I have yet to find a satisfactory way to stow the pole. I currently just attach the pole to the pulpit base and the stanchions. It seems like the optimum solution for me. Things may of course be different on a 9m.
sailing bye1 6 years ago
I have a spinnaker but no pole on 'Sailing Bye', never been out of the bag.
Slycat777 6 years ago
My 24' has some attachments on the foredeck that allow the pole to be lashed along the foredeck with bungies. I'll get some pics.
blueachilles Posted 6 years ago. Edited by blueachilles (member) 6 years ago
Blue's pole is suspended from the middle guardrail wires by 3-4 bits of shock cord along its length. It runs behind the cockpit dodgers.

The boat hook is similarly stored along the top guardrail wire.

There is also a mystery slot, about 3-4" long by a couple of inches deep, in the front bulkhead between the anchor locker and the cabin, on one side underneath the shelves, and a largish hook on the underside of the shelf further back. I haven't tried it, but I suspect that these may be for the spi pole. Seems a good way to store it, although it means even less room in the forecabin if you sleep in there!
Super Snoopy 050 6 years ago
On Snoopy (A24), before fitting the inboard, the spinnaker pole was kept on a length of guttering fitted underneath the cockpit sole. Not very convenient for speedy deployment though.
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
Our spinnaker pole lives on a clip by the shrouds and extends to the fore stay. It gets in the way of mooring cleats up at the bow but not that bad.

We have had the big bright pretty sail up a few times this year in light airs as it is like tissue paper. There is a sail makers badge on it --- Slyverson sail makers phone number Killybegs 145 How old is that? Original to the boat?
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