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post #17 of Old 01-06-2012 Thread Starter
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How many degrees does it take off the close hauled course, exactly? I mean, I don't understand the physical principles that would make a free standing mast unable to beat upwind as well as shrouded masts.

Is it just the fact that the mast bends and you lose power?
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