SailNet Community - View Single Post - Cal 2-27 spreader failure and mast bend
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 02-10-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
Posts: 3,236
Thanks: 10
Thanked 137 Times in 131 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Cal 2-27 spreader failure and mast bend


To some extent it depends on what you hope to get out of the boat. A bent then fixed mast will always be less stiff than a new one as a function of the damage done to the underlying metal. However, if this is going to be a daysailor/weekender then I probably isn't a real concern, the damage is unlikely to be so severe than moderate weather and loads will cause problems.

If you want to seriously race the boat then the lack of stiffness, particularly the asymetric loss can be a big problem (this is why my J-22 has 2 masts a cruising and racing one). It can cause your sails to set slightly differently on different tacks, and will make mast failure more likely in lesser wind speeds.

Stumble is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome