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post #5 of Old 03-18-2008
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Some points...

The backstay mount will put a lot of additional stress on the back stay.

The gimbaled mount will generally be more prone to failure than a fixed mast or post mount

The backstay mount will cause more chafe on the mainsail, especially if it has any roach.

You don't have to drill more holes in the deck, but wiring a pole mount may be far simpler

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