Let me begin by saying this. Do not try and save money by using
fishing poles or PVC as spreaders. You will only end up spending
more money in the end. I tried the fishing pole and they did not
work. I spend about $60.00 for 6, 12 foot long fishing poles. Then
bought a set of pre-cut fiberglass spreader kit from
Max-Gain for $119.95
The kit includes the following.
Six pieces of 1 inch OD fiberglass tube X 6 58" long
Six pieces of 3/4 inch OD fiberglass tube X 6 48" long
Six pieces of 1/2 inch OD fiberglass tube X 6 48" long
Two pieces of 1.25 inch OD fiberglass tube X 4 feet long
This kit also includes the center post.
Assemble the spreader by starting with the 1" OD tubing
which is 58" long, and
slipping the 3/4" OD in it and measure 39" you should have a
total of 97" from the 1" OD end to the end of the 3/4". Then
slip the 1/2" OD tubing into the 3/4" OD tubing and measure 42".
You should have a total of 139" from tip to tip. Then I drill
a hole and place a 6x32 1 1/2" screw to hole the two section
together. You do this with all six spreaders.