J105 SPL

Just had Sprit refurbed we new end meaning SPL is shorter anyone experimented reducing SPL?

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Wet Spreaders

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What problem are you trying to solve? This looks like a heavy lump of something unnecessary that adds to the swing weight of the boat.

 
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What problem are you trying to solve? This looks like a heavy lump of something unnecessary that adds to the swing weight of the boat.
Fitting shown replaced original end fitting.  We race under IRC; as such my question is if any one has experimented with reducing Spinnaker Pole length measurement and its impact on IRC rating. 

 
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ctutmark

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Since pole length is measured to the end of the pole, not to where the U-bolt is, the above fitting might result in a shorter measured sprit length if it is replacing the old fiberglass sprit cap that many 105s have. Where the U-bolt is fore-aft might be slightly less but likely not noticeable while sailing. 

 
Since pole length is measured to the end of the pole, not to where the U-bolt is, the above fitting might result in a shorter measured sprit length if it is replacing the old fiberglass sprit cap that many 105s have. Where the U-bolt is fore-aft might be slightly less but likely not noticeable while sailing. 
Definitely not noticeable while sailing 

 

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