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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
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.
The reason for keeping wooden masts on the folkboat was that it was more flexible/easier to trim so believe me, used and built correctly Wood can be very flexible. The same is true for CF, admittedly it has very different characteristics. Most masts have bend in them, including wooden and CF masts - some of them much, so don't really understand what You're trying to say?

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