Re: Unstayed Carbon Mast for Small Boat
Chiming in. I did get my new mast from Tony Delima at Forte. I went up a half inch or so to get the stiffness I didn't have in the 2" 19' carbon mast that I got years ago from Ted Vandusen. Said mast needs a home and would be great for about 75 feet of lug or a larger sprit or gaff. PM me if interested. Tony uses the weaving system that Ted developed. Most of the inexpensive windsurfer masts are too flexible. A lug mast can't be too stiff as you don't want it to bend when you tension the rig. When the sail is laced or tracked to the mast, bending the mast flattens the sail.
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