I had used Pettit Trinidad with SR for years with good results (no slime for up to a year). Then when they had to reformulate Trinidad without the Irgoral the slime build up was almost instantaneous. I contacted Pettit to confirm that the Irgoral formula was back. Here is their...
Thanks everybody for the input - I found some postings elsewhere for a carbon pole with a center pick on a Beneteau 36.2. Their experience was that the pole would bend a lot when loaded up. I think I will stick with a bridle.
I need a new spinnaker pole for my Olson 911s. J is 12.3 feet, I is 41.9 feet and the spinnaker is about 760 feet^2. The old pole is a 3 inch OD aluminum pole.
Forte offers a 3 inch OD carbon pole without bridles (center point pick). Forespar has a 3 inch OD carbon pole with bridles...
Another thing to think about for the setup Is to assure the boom has enough upward travel. This is important when you release the Vang in a round-up situation. If the boom is constrained by the rigid gang too much you can break your boom when it hits the water
It appears you are in Half Moon Bay in California. To find out about the local to the San Francisco Bay Area active fleets of 2 person dinghies you should attend Richmond Yacht Club's Sail-A-Small-Boat day on March 3rd:
Per an email I got from Pettit:
The none Irgoral product has a “A” after the product number on the box. So Black Trinidad Pro with out Irgoral would be 1088 A. Manufactured before Sept 2017. The product with only 1088 manufactured after Sept. will be the Irgoral product. Make sure to check...