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Compared to what??? Wooden spars, carbon fiber spars, steel spars???

Anodized spars are aluminum... conduct electricity quite well, are fairly low maintenance, have corrosion issues with stainless steel fasteners, lose most of their strength if heated too much... won't match the color scheme of your boat canvas, etc.

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