Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Mast weight: My 40'-ish timber mast is light enough to be carried by two people... the same alloy spar can be carried by two people... so there might be a few kilos either way, but not much in the scheme of things.
When opting for something lighter again (eg. carbon mast) people often forget how much the rigging weighs - sometimes it's more than the mast.
When the owner of a well-known 1905 timber-masted gentleman's topsail cutter over here, opted to change the rigging from rusty stainless to the latest in grey plastic (which actually didn't look all that diffrent from gal wire at a distance) he, and I and a fair few others, were amazed to discover the entire
of his new high-tech standing rigging weighed just a little less than his old forestay..
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."
Last edited by Classic30; 06-04-2013 at 01:01 AM.