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Outrigger poles
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:52:01 pm »
Where can I buy outrigger poles. Also read the DIY outrigger post from long ago. Is there anything better / updated than the swimming pool pipes out there. Boat has already got outrigger bases on them so just need poles and rigging.


Most important, my budget is tight. Times are tough. thanks in advance

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Re: Outrigger ploes
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 07:21:56 am »
Outrigger Ploes


Luckily there was an "L" in that post heading... It being a family site and all  w;k
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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 08:05:25 am »
You dont really get anything cheap these days for boating unfortunately. Your best bet for Outriggers are Shagstix from Greg Hogarth. Highly recommended as they light, sticf and compact when stored away.

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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 08:32:15 am »
Where can I buy outrigger poles. Also read the DIY outrigger post from long ago. Is there anything better / updated than the swimming pool pipes out there. Boat has already got outrigger bases on them so just need poles and rigging.


Most important, my budget is tight. Times are tough. thanks in advance

As Charles said, nothing is cheap in the boating/fishing world, these days (was it ever?!?!).

Depending on the bases you already have, I'd say pool pipes (or similar) are you best bet. They are stiff, easy to assemble, light and cheap.


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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 08:45:15 am »
I have a set of Purglass outrigger poles available. They gave me good service for many years up to the point I upgraded to ShagStix Carbon poles.
They are unrigged , but there are easy tuts for that.
You can have the set for R2k, pick up in Pretoria
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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 11:38:08 am »
Thats a Kind offer!

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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 05:40:55 pm »
I have a set of Purglass outrigger poles available. They gave me good service for many years up to the point I upgraded to ShagStix Carbon poles.
They are unrigged , but there are easy tuts for that.
You can have the set for R2k, pick up in Pretoria
Werries I would like to take you up on that offer. I really do not have the 10.5k now for new unrigged ones. If you can send me a contact email I will then continue this with you. As it turns out I have to be in Pretoria on the 26 &27 June 19 anyhow.  I have about a 38mm "base" on my boat. What size are the outriggers / will they work.


ps. sorry about the typo originally


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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 07:57:09 am »
!00%...contact me at  wretief@woodlandsnet.co.za
or on 08two 77two 587six.

They have the standard size stainless  gimbals  to fit most o/r bases. I'll measure them for you tonight
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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:19:08 am »
Great stuff Werries!!!!  :+ cred: :+ cred:

If I may suggest Roller.... try to find some alu pipes to use as sleeves of the top section... these poles are quite soft, and the sleeves will make them stiffer and provide cleaner releases

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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 12:02:39 pm »
Great stuff Werries!!!!  :+ cred: :+ cred:

If I may suggest Roller.... try to find some alu pipes to use as sleeves of the top section... these poles are quite soft, and the sleeves will make them stiffer and provide cleaner releases
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Thanks for the advise. Would it help if I attached a line from the bow to the outrigger.(If I cant get alu pipe) Never used outriggers so zip xp.

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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 01:21:27 pm »
You will need the line to the bow AND a sleeve of some sort....

The alu sleeves are available in most general shops (Game, Builders, etc). Look for the them at the curtains section

The white Purglass poles are VERY soft (especially the top section). It bends a lot.... 

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Re: Outrigger poles
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 04:04:29 pm »
if i remember correctly werries had the black purglass poles, so really a score they are stiff enough

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