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Okay,  the boat came with a spinnaker pole.   I know what that is/does/can be used for....but I have another pole that came with the boat, that I have no idea what it is for?   See pictures of the ends below....a hook and pulley at one ends and a normal pole attachment at the other.   

 

Any ideas?

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Its a whisker pole , used on  symmetrical spinnakers , to hold the guy (windward sheet)  off the side stays (prevents chafe) when the pole is well fwd,(ie almost touching the mast) 

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Thank you, everyone, for your replies.

 

So if I am going cruising and I currently have no spinnaker [on the purchase list] would I be best to purchase an asymmetric and or is there still a valid reason for an symmetric spinnaker and keeping the jockey/whisker pole?  I would learn to use it,  so not worried about that aspect and I plan to cruise to the tropics and likely a downwind route until I run out of cash.

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