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Re: Rigging question
Carbon fiber, aluminum and fiberglass. I don't want to get into someone else's vc, but he has done a lot of pretty well known boats and is the go to guy for free standing/unstayed masts. The Freedom and Nunsuch lines are his (I believe). He is a pretty well regarded NA who specializes in mast designs.
Is his 50% number exact? No probably not it was a response to the relative strength of deck vs keel stepped, not intended to be an exact number. Wether it is 47% stronger, or 52% stronger, doesn't matter much for general purposes, but if one of the premier mast designers in the world says it's roughly 50% stronger, absent strong evidence to the contrary that's the number I am going with.
Last edited by Stumble; 04-11-2014 at 06:59 PM.