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post #8 of Old 04-04-2010
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We may have had one of those taperd Soling masts on our boat. It was certainly anodized after the welding was done, and held up fine. Sharedwatch has not yet advised the size of his mast or boat, so we have no way of kowing the loads associated with it. Up to a Soling size, rough guesstimates may be good enough. When you get much bigger, more precise info might be a good idea if you don't want the top fraction of your fractional rig to crack off the second time you crank in the backstay.
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