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70mm OD Spinnaker Poles & Fittings


Standard 70mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube
Measurements: 70mm OD x 65mm (2.76" x 2.56")
Wall Thickness: 2.5mm (.098")
Weight/ft.:
Moments of inertia:
Circumference: 8.67"
Alloy: 6063-T6
Stock Lengths: 4.5M (14'9")
Common Boat usage: 27' - 34' LOA
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70mm 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 70mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube

70mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube - Clear Anodized: RTAM 70-2.5A-___:
70mm OD Spinnaker Pole Tube is stocked, fully anodized, in a variety of lengths up to the maximum listed above. To order, specify tube length. 
 


70mm 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.

Special Inboard Ends require the use of a Dip Pole jibing method and more specific Mast attachments, these categories include more specialized fittings such as Reaching Strut Ends. -- 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 70mm 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. Their use on both ends is required when using an End for End jibing procedure.


Aluminum Internal Piston End for 70mm OD Tube: Har B145-70:
Heavy-duty Cast aluminum Piston End incorporates bails for attachment of pole lift and foreguy (or bridles), Piston has internal attachment for remote Trip wire, as well as an external slide lever, allowing for operation while at the fitting. Barbarossa/Harken Piston End has a stainless steel spring-loaded plunger pin that must be manually retracted by pulling on a lanyard (or lever), to attach the fitting to a ring or guy. Black anodized fitting projects 175mm (6 7/8"), maximum, from tube end. xp

 

 

 


Special Inboard Pole Ends for 70mm OD Tube
Listed below are Special Inboard Pole Ends. They require specific Mast attachments, See Spinnaker Cars, and the use of a Dip Pole jibing method.


Metric Small Bell End for 70mm Tube: EFM-70-BS:
Inboard Pole End for 70mm OD tube fits Metric Small Bell Fitting, below. Inboard End OD is approximately 45mm (1 3/4"). Black anodized fitting projects 85mm (3 3/8"), maximum, from tube end.

 

 
Metric Large Bell End for 70mm Tube: EFM-70-BL:
Inboard Pole End for 70mm OD tube fits Metric Large Bell Fitting, below. Inboard End OD is approximately 52mm (2 1/16"). Black anodized fitting projects 110mm (4 3/8"), maximum, from tube end.

 

 

Metric Bell & Toggle Fittings
Metric Bell Fittings for the Bell Ends listed above are available separately. They are suitable for use with a variety of Spinnaker Cars having a 12mm vertical Pin, See Spinnaker Cars.


Metric Small Bell & Toggle only: Har B-130:
Metric Small Bell and Toggle Assembly for use with spinnaker poles using Francespar or Barbarossa / Harken inboard Small Bell Pole Ends. Small Bell fitting is 51mm (2") ID, and approximately 2 9/16" (66mm) OD, Toggle has hole for 12mm Pin and is 1 3/8" (34mm) high. Metric Small Bell Pole Ends, that the Bell works with, extend approximately 3 3/8" (85mm) beyond the tube end, and are commonly found on tubes up to 80mm OD. Suitable for use with a variety of Spinnaker Cars having a 12mm vertical Pin, See Spinnaker Cars.

 

Metric Large Bell & Toggle only: Har B-120:
Metric Large Bell and Toggle Assembly for use with spinnaker poles using Francespar or Barbarossa / Harken inboard Large Bell Pole Ends. Large Bell fitting is 66mm (2 9/16") ID, and approximately 82mm (3 1/4") OD, Toggle has hole for 12mm Pin and is 1 3/8" (34mm) high. Metric Large Bell Pole Ends, that the Bell works with, extend approximately 4 3/8" (110mm) beyond the tube end, and are commonly used on Poles 70mm OD or larger. Suitable for use with a variety of Spinnaker Cars having a 12mm vertical Pin, See Spinnaker Cars.

 

 

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.


50mm End Fitting Adapter for 70mm OD Tube: EFM-AC50-70A:
Cast Aluminum Tube Adapting Collar allows use of most any End Fitting for 50mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube with 70mm OD Standard Spinnaker Pole Tube. Black Anodized Collar is 60mm (2 3/8") long and projects 25mm (1") from tube end.

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