The spinnaker pole is extendable via a beefy bow socket. It’s not the hinged version. I have a bob-stay but no whisker-stays. The sprit on the f28 is a tree trunk..Cool video. Couldn't tell if you have a sprit that extends out of the socket in the bow or if it hinges up at the bow. If the latter at 2:56 it looks like it does not have a halyard attached to support it. I have seen a hinging pole torn off its bow mount by large waves when unsupported by a halyard. This has been discussed in the FCT io forum.
Yeah, seems to be a common problem.. The transom brackets are close together on the F28.Had a 28rs at our club with a after market carbon stock/rudder, didnt look anything like strong enough and it did fail in the first use.
Factory now does replacement carbon kits, thats where I would be going
I would also consider taking the original aluminium stuff and add milled nylon slides like a 24 to suit whatever rudder you choose to convert it from swing to cassetteYeah, seems to be a common problem.. The transom brackets are close together on the F28.
I’m looking at a bunch of options.