New Mast Saga

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New Mast Saga

Attached is a report on a very brief, light wind test of the first prototype mast made in November 2011 at Datchet.

Bend stiffness measurements on the old 2-piece mast

To assist in the selection of a modern mast section, mast fore-aft stiffness measurements were made on a couple of 'used' masts.

A report is attached.

Mike

5749, Razer Larf

Brief test report of latest Selden one piece tapered mast

The first customer for the new Selden mast from sailboats.co.uk has written a short review of it (attached).

Mike

5749, Razer Larf

New mast

Mike,

Many thanks for the reports on the new mast!!

I am sure one day I will need one or more of these and the information you provided will be very helpful.

Are there any other changes in the pipeline, such as sail mods to go with the new mast?

Kind regards,

Trevor

 

 

Mast step mods needed for new mast

Having just modified someone else's mast step, the attached (showing the sort of mod that Andy had to make) may be of interest should you ever find yourself in the same boat ;)

Attachments: 

Mike

5749, Razer Larf

Sails

 

No sail changes in the pipeline, AFAIK.  (IMO, the mast changes were really down to Selden 'rationalising' leaving Sailboats with a problem.) 

I suspect that Hydes will be quite happy to cut out sails for a while yet (until the cloth becomes obsolete), especially at the price we pay for them :o

 

Mike

5749, Razer Larf

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