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Carbon Masts and Carbon Rigging - the facts?

Does anyone have any numbers to support:
The weight saving a carbon mast provides over aluminium?
The weight saving carbon rigging provide over rod/wire?
What % of weight aloft is your mast vs your standing rigging?

Sorry for all the questions but I am trying to sort fact from spin, and if some one can provide example weights that would be much appreciated.

For the pedantic ones I would be looking at the savings in an average sized cruiser-racer (say 35-45).

I’m just getting back into sailing and am looking at modern cruiser racers – the sailor in me wants a fast boat for the thrill of it, while the family man wants a nice stable boat (when underpowered) the missus can enjoy, so for the final question:

Will reducing weight aloft, for the same ballast, make for a smoother more comfortable ride, or will it make the boat more skittish?


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