Tylaska’a Intrepid II outboard spinnaker pole end is a retrofit of the old tried-and-true Sparcraft design. This fitting’s life began as a design for the 12-Meter Intrepid. This simple and efficient design has undergone refinements and is still competing at the highest levels. It is the standard pole end for the IACC yachts. From maxi boats, 50 footers and the elegant Nautor’s Swans, the Intrepid II has done the job. Its unique trigger and latch mechanism locks open until the incoming spinnaker sheet trips the trigger, snapping the latch shut.
The latest design is comprised of a machined 6061 hard-coat anodized aluminum body with investment cast 17-4 PH components to make the pole end very rugged and strong. All investment cast parts are then hipped at several thousand atmospheres of pressure to produce a casting similar in strength and consistency to a forging. Made for boats 50 feet in length and up.