Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beacon, New York
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Not enough information to narrow it down but a mast and rigging for a boat that size might run 15,000 to 25,000 depending on the number of spreaders and type of truck and it you need running backstays or not. By the way the weight of the mast was taken into account when the boat was designed and when you make this change the new mast will be lighter so the roll of the boat will change. She will now have a snap to the roll and some people find that uncomfortable. Why do you want a shorter mast? With a lighter rig you can have a taller mast and improve both the roll and available power.
All the best,
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Never design a mast that is weaker then the boat
Never design a boat that is weaker then the mast
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