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post #4 of Old 01-25-2004
genethompson
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New X-46 -- New Intro -- First Questions

I read an article recently (sorry can''t remember where) that talked about carbon rigs. The author went through the numbers and the weight savings aloft was not that much after you added all the extra hardware needed for a carbon rig. The bottom line was that it only made sense for high end race boats. Ask a rigger.

I have no experience with in boom furlers and only bad experiences with in mast furlers. From what I understand you cannot reef in boom furlers going downwind. This to me would be a serious safety issue. It also causes more friction in raising a sail over a conventional batcar system.

mmmmmm - new boat - must be very exciting

Gene
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