Gin Pole height

Linesiders

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I am in the process of having a gin pole built for my boat and was looking for suggestions for the height from the top of the gin pole to the gunnel. I don't want to go to high and not be able to tow the boat over the road in the winters, nor do I want to have it look awkward going too high. I am trying to be realistic as to what size fish I am going to be bringing over the side. But I don't want to have a pole fabricated that won't work either.

Mainly be using it for big shark, with hopes of a giant. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

captcod

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just remember you lose over a foot with block and tackle and hooks and shackle....
 

starrfish

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just saw a friend of mine who made one. telescopic/ sleeved. the inside sticks up about 2" higher than the roof all the way down. has a few different height holes, about 8' when extended. pretty slick and simple
 

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cb34

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Pole

Three bolts and support cable and the pole comes off for winter storage.

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captainlarry84

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Some pictures of the ginpole on my old 31 JC. It is simple to build. I used an 8" length of aluminum conduit. The base plate cap & all hardware is still available from SeaIsle Sporting goods in Freeport. It has hauled many a fish.

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