We use our FS(4278)primarily for daysailing. I know that Whisker Poles are not class legal, but what about the use of them on a recreational basis. I know of one long time FS sailor, that is well respected for his FS expertise, that uses it. What are the pros & cons of Whisker Poles. Please add your comments/experiences.
Correction: When I first entered this post, I assumed that Whisker Poles weren't class legal. However, I contacted FS, and to my surprise they are class legal. The only requirements are, the poles must be under 7 feet long and must not be used during any spinnaker deployments. Now, I really want to know why I haven't seen anyone use Whisker Poles on FS. Obvivously there must be a time and place for the spinnaker use, but other times for the jib (wing on Wing)with the Whisker Pole. I have used the searched function, but no hits. I Need your comments!