|In this beautiful illustration used with permission from L-36.com, a whisker pole is holding |
the jib out on the right side of this image. For more information on the use of a
whisker pole, refer to the excellent on-line article, "Using a Whisker Pole."
|I still have no idea what caused the pin mechanism to jam but I was unable |
to free it after many different attempts.
|The replacement end fitting was found at Bacon's, a local marine equipment consignment shop.|
|I carefully applied pressure on the drill until the exposed head of the old pop rivet freely spun,|
|The remainder of the old pop rivets had to be forced inside the old fitting but |
once that was done the old end fitting easily came off the whisker pole.
|Installing the new pop rivets was very easy--it only took a few minutes.|
|New vinyl-covered wire ropes were installed by West Marine's rigging shop, replacing |
the old worn out wire ropes. Our whisker pole is now completely restored.
|The completely restored whisker pole is stored in it's |
chocks on the port foredeck.