Old Lightning Class Masts seem to work pretty well too.
I use a gin pole that is 16.5’ long. It would be better if it were 17.5’ or more.
see attached specifications for a gin pole plus an elevation detail drawing I made to illustrate an Ensign Gin pole.
I used a 420 mast, but added approximately 2' with a piece of 4" PVC pipe connected to a wood base.
I will measure the length on my next trip to HYC.
John E. Cutler
Past Commodore Ensign Class Association
#1029 - the other woman
I sold my gin pole along with almost everything else from my deceased 477. Now I find that I need to fabricate one for one of our Parks and Rec boats. I could go out and measure, but I may not have time to do so in the next few days. Can somebody help me out? Guessing a minium of the length of the base of the mast to the spreaders plus about a foot or so.
Keith Simpson, Prior Cm.
Fleet 64, Winnipesaukee, NH
Knotalot 477, deceased