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Old 04-01-2010
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seeking advice on tapering an aluminum mast

Greetings folks,

I am hoping that I can gather some knowledge here on tapering an aluminum spar.

I am re-rigging my boat and will be converting a mast section from mast head to fractional rigged. The hardware to do this is readily available from Sparcraft so that part should be somewhat easy.

I would really like to put a taper in the mast and would like to hear pros/cons of doing this and any advice on how to do it.

I have excellent welders and both mechanical and welding engineers assisting me to do the project so am not completely entering into this blindly.

Thanks All.
Jay
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