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by flano
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles

If you got the boat converted by a proffesional I could imagine it might be around $2000 AUS ($1500US). So its not real cheap. But I don't think the conversion cost is a major issue, if it improves the appeal of the boat significantly. And from what I can gather from what you guys are saying it most...
by flano
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles

You know what Shu, thats exactly what I had in mind. I remember Emmett Lazich and Cameron Mcdonald winning the 12ft skiff championships in Geelong (VIC) with a retractable pole while all the other guys had fixed. Not that I think that was a factor in the result, just that I liked the fact that there...
by flano
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles

Thanks heaps for your responses guys. I'd like to see the 16s go the same way as the 14s, but I think the expense in changeover will probably see a move in that direction knocked on the head.
by flano
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Retractable Poles VS fixed Poles

Hey guys, Was wondering if you'd be able to give me some feedback on retractable poles. The 16ft Skiff class are on the verge of introducing carbon spars (yes I know we're behind the times). We currently carry a fixed alloy pole, and it looks like we will be introducing a fixed carbon one. It appear...