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post #7 of Old 10-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Tartan34C View Post
I think the mast on that boat wants to be straight so donít let the racing crowd or the dock walkers talk you into pretending that you have a bendy rig. You are a designer so you know what Euler said and the rules about long slender columns and buckling.

All the best,
Robert Gainer
SVArgo,
Robert hit it on the head with this. The PSC masts are built like a telephone pole. You'd have to put a considerable amount of over tension on the rigging to get any real amount of bend in it.

Do you have the LeFiell mast, or did PSC change the vendor in more recent models?
http://www.lefiell.com/frameset.html

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