"The Douglas Sidewinder Net Posts are external wind and have are constructed of 8 gauge steel
in either 2 7/8” or 3 1/2” OD. The posts, external gears and handle are finished in forest green or black baked-on polyester powder coat finish to resist rust and increase durability. Integrated welded steel lacing rods are included for a professional net installation. The aluminum deluxe reel offers a smooth adjusting operation with a side mounted removable handle. Replacement parts are available.
Use 2 7/8 PVC sleeves or steel sleeves with these posts.