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    Oct 2009

    Default redwood for spars

    Just ordered plans for the CIY 16. Starting to source lumber. $400 to order sitka spruce for just the mast. I'm searching locally (Chattanooga, TN). I've found some "clear heart redwood". I think I can get enough for all the spars out of two 2"x6"x20' for $150. A couple of these pieces from the pics look pretty tight grained. Is redwood suitable?

    see on the left 2nd from bottom and the top piece


    The mast is 17' and will carry a 105 sqft balanced lug sail. I'm just a recreational sailor and the boat will not be pushed hard.
    Last edited by dalekidd; 02-18-2021 at 10:52 AM.

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