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Spars, Rigging, and Hardware for Sailboats

Rig-Rite, Inc.
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55mm OD Spinnaker Poles & Fittings


Standard 55mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube
Measurements: 55mm OD x 51mm ID (2.165" x 2")
Wall Thickness: 2mm (.079")
Weight/ft.:
Moments of inertia:
Circumference: 157mm (6.19")
Alloy: 6063-T6
Stock Lengths: Up to 6M (19'8")
Common Boat usage: 19' - 26' LOA; J/24
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55mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube is used in a variety of applications, including Spinnaker Poles, Reaching Struts, and Whisker Poles. Standard Pole Fittings for this tube size are listed below.


Standard 55mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube

55mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube - Clear Anodized: RTAM 55-2A-___:
55mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube is stocked, fully anodized, in a variety of lengths up to the maximum listed above. To order, specify tube length. 
 


55mm OD Spinnaker Pole End Fittings
Pole End Fittings are divided into several categories, listed below.

Standard End Fittings are suitable for use on the Outboard end of the Pole, and on the Inboard end when a Ring Car (or a fixed Mast Ring) is used on the Mast. Their use on both ends is required when using an End for End jibing procedure. -- See also: Spinnaker Cars.

End Fitting Adapters, or Collars, allow the use of a larger diameter tube with end fittings designed for a smaller one.
 


Standard Pole Ends for 55mm OD Tube
Listed below are Standard End Fittings - suitable for use on the Outboard end of the Pole, and on the Inboard end when a Ring Car (or a fixed Mast Ring) is used on the Mast.


Aluminum Piston End for 55mm OD Tube: EFM-55XPA:
Cast aluminum Piston End incorporates bails for attachment of pole lift and foreguy bridles, Piston has shackle for attachment of a Trip wire. Piston End has a stainless steel spring-loaded plunger pin that must be manually retracted by pulling on a lanyard, to attach the fitting to a ring or guy. Black anodized fitting projects 115mm (4 3/8"), maximum, from tube end. As used on J/24.

 

 


End Fitting Adapters
Adapting Collars allow End Fittings to be used with larger diameter tube. This sometimes results in a net weight savings, and often allows for configurations otherwise unavailable. Please Note that adapting collars can be used together, but have ID's designed for End Fittings and can not be used for sleeving two sizes of tubing together. As always, special sizes are available on a Custom basis.


 
55mm End Fitting Adapter for 60mm OD Tube: EFM-AC55-60:
Composite Plastic Tube Adapting Collar allows use of most any End Fitting for 55mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube with 60mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube. Black Plastic Collar is 58mm (2 1/4") long and projects 17mm (9/16") from tube end.

 

55mm End Fitting Adapter for 80mm OD Tube: EFM-AC55-80:
Composite Plastic Tube Adapting Collar allows use of most any End Fitting for 55mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube with 80mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube. Black Plastic Collar is 70mm (2 3/4") long and projects 42mm (1 5/8") from tube end.

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