Marine Applications

From Our Clients
"Before and during the 2002/2003 Around Alone race, we broke every type and every brand of sail batten you can imagine. This is one thing about Ocean Planet's unstayed (freestanding) mast, that it is very tough on battens. However, for the end of the Around Alone and for the Vendee, we are using custom braided S-glass/carbon fiber battens by Forte... Forte battens are incredible, and it is so nice not to have to worry about battens anymore. "
Bruce Schwab - Skipper Ocean Planet
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Email: contact@fortecarbon.com Phone: 860.464.5221

Whisker Poles

All-carbon Telescoping Whisker Poles

Rigged with one of the slickest single line control systems we have ever seen, Forte’s telescoping carbon fiber whisker poles are light and easy to use.

  • Fully rigged with Forespar ends
  • High quality 2-part polyurethane clear paint on both the outer and inner poles
  • Simple, clean line control system
 

TW-2.5

  • Boats up to 35’ long
  • 2.5” ID main tube – 1.75” ID extending tube
  • Collapsed length 12’ – Extended length 22’
  • Forespar UXP250 inboard end fitting (attaches to a ring on the mast)
  • Forespar UXP150 outboard end fitting (standard external trip end fitting)
  • Approximate weight 13.5 lbs

TW-3.0

  • Boats up to 45’ long
  • 3.0” ID main tube – 2.25” ID extending tube
  • Collapsed length 15’ – Extended length 27’
  • Forespar UTS inboard socket end fitting (attaches to a toggle on the mast)
  • Forespar UTR outboard trigger end fitting (internal trigger style end fitting)
  • Approximate weight 21 lbs

TW-4.0

  • Boats up to 55’ long
  • 4.0” ID main tube – 3.0” ID extending tube
  • Collapsed length 16’ – Extended length 28’
  • Forespar UTS inboard socket end fitting (attaches to a toggle on the mast)
  • Forespar UTR outboard trigger end fitting (internal trigger style end fitting)
  • Approximate weight 33 lbs

We are happy to accommodate custom lengths on our carbon whisker poles; however, we must maintain a certain ratio of collapsed to extended length for the pole to work. In other words you can specify either a collapsed length or an extended length and the other will be what it must.

Check out our whisker poles pricing sheet:



** Whisker poles are not designed to do double duty as spinnaker poles.