Originally Posted by BryceGTX
Now given all these graphs.. would I hoist a 100 pound weight to the top of my mast during a storm? Not likely.
Me neither not during a storm and I'm not strong enough to deal with a hundred pounds and I don't like the idea of anything all the way at the top of the mast.
However if you hoisted say 50 lbs to the middle of the mast and only in quiet water to reduce rocking due to boat wakes. What does your graph say would happen then?
It is obviously no danger assuming you trust the halyard and the weather.
So the only question is would it reduce rocking and if so would it be enough so the exercise would be worth it.