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Custom Snuffer #165951
01/23/09 07:08 PM
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Please help homies!

My boat has a ramming pole that is 2.5" OD. I would like to us the spin in bouy racing so a snuffer would be preffered to the tramp bag that I currently use. Is there any way to adapt current snuffers to the larger OD, or is there some one who can custome make the part?


Eric Arbogast
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Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: arbo06] #165952
01/23/09 07:17 PM
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Hey Eric -

For about $80 to $100, I'd bet you can make a new 1.5" OD pole that would fit a wide variety of existing suffer set ups. I've made two new spin poles in the last year.

For a sweet set up that can be made to fit the pole you have now, google Dennis Key's SNU or Barefoot Studios.


John Williams

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Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: John Williams] #165955
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Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: F-18 5150] #165965
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Does it work really well in all circumstances? What if the spi goes in the water?

Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: Rolf_Nilsen] #165971
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Alan Stewart of Team Velocity fame made his own snuffer hoop for his old 5.5. He's a poor aeronautical engineering student and I'm sure if a couple bucks were thrown his way he'd be willing to fab something up for ya smile


Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: ThunderMuffin] #165975
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Pics?

Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: John Williams] #165998
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I wish it were that easy. There is a major component mounted on the fore beam that accepts the corrent pole. The spi tack runs through it, the jib tensioner is integrated into it. I have a few ideas that I think will work to adapt that Barefoot product onto my existing equipment.

Please continue to reply, I haven't solved the question yet.


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Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: arbo06] #166003
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The Snu just sits on top of the pole. Held by rope and taped to the pole supported off the pole by zip ties.I think you would be able to use it as it is with a little more tape. Ask Dennis at barefoot I'm sure he will work with you to get it right.


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Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: F-18 5150] #166004
01/24/09 07:43 PM
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Dennis can also make a one-off to fit a larger pole.


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Gary Player, pro golfer

After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: John Williams] #166012
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Thanks John, thats the magic I am looking or. I will take some detailed pics of my equipment for Dennis and start a dialogue with him.


Eric Arbogast
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Miami Yacht Club
Re: Custom Snuffer [Re: John Williams] #166017
01/25/09 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by John Williams
Dennis can also make a one-off to fit a larger pole.

Dennis made a custom carbon fiber SNU to fit the 2.5" diameter pole on my boat. Beautiful workmanship.

I sent you a PM, Eric.


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