Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
Exactly, I love carbon fibre, but found it ironic that Alu was mentioned as old fashioned (and trustworhty) when the boat in question had wooden masts..
Have seen many broken Alu masts as well.
Great thing about Aluminum over both wood and CF... it can bend. One of the boats I looked at had a bent mast. It was still floating and still sailing like that, but the top five feet were definatly bent backwards a good foot or so from true.
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha
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