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post #9 of Old 01-17-2012
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The rod vs wire rigging question has a few different threads already at SN. I would guess that the reason there aren't more tapered masts is that it is much much easier (hence cheaper) to manufacture a straight piece of tubing. I'm not even remotely a naval engineer, but tapered masts make sense to me.
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