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Wooden wing masts anyone?

Hi everyone!

I've recently read a couple of interesting books ( Chris White's "The Cruising Multihull" and Gougeon Brother's "Gougeon Brothers on Boat Contruction") about the (thoroughly fundamented) virtues of wood/epoxy building and I'm feeling tempted to go for it in building my own mast.

FulŰ's spar isn't but an adapted commercialy available T1 temper aluminium profile and although it has a reasonably adequate profile it is far too flexible for trimaran mast duties thus requiring over-sized and complicated standind rigging for it to be able to cope with the loads (naturally) involved in multihull sailing.

Since I've been reading and searching on this subject I've came across lots of wood/epoxy composite made masts and so I'd like to ask if anyone arround here has experience on the field of wooden wing mast building or knows any links or specialized literature about stress calculations, adequate profiles, building techniques, etc?

Thanks in advance



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