Spinnaker Pole diameter and thickness

i have an aluminum pole that is 1 1/2" diameter o.d. and the thickness is 1/8" will this be useable for a spin pole or do i need a bigger diam. and thickness. Your thoughts.
sorry i couldn't respond earlier
gear is in a remote and difficult to access spot currently


Thank you.
Nacra infusion pole is 0.065" and 1-1/2" diameter. Ie close to double the thickness of your tube.

Edited by revintage on Aug 11, 2018 - 07:55 AM.


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At .125" you are almost double standard tubes. You are fine, just make sure to have good tie backs at mid pole and end pole to your boat. Do some pre bend to account for line stretch. Test it by gabbing the end of the pole and lifting your hulls to the stern and shake it around. if you see the pre bend straighten then tighten up your tie backs or get better line. Good Luck.

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