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Captain milos! welcome to sailnet! So hey? when do we get to see photos of your Spray? don't loose the old mast! I know small boat builders would want it for the spruce!

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sorry CAPTFLOOD i forgot to mention that the mast is keel steped
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Captain milos! welcome to sailnet! So hey? when do we get to see photos of your Spray? don't loose the old mast! I know small boat builders would want it for the spruce!
thank you denise030 for the welcome .i will post some pictures of the spray soon (she is not very pretty yet but she has a very strong heart)The wooden mast is hollow and made with BC FIR.
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Re: Is my mast too heavy ????

How does an aluminium mast end up heavier that one made of fir? Even one made of spruce is normally heavier than an alloy spar.

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How does an aluminium mast end up heavier that one made of fir? Even one made of spruce is normally heavier than an alloy spar.
you are right a wooden one is usually heavier than aluminium but the mast that i am using came off a 60 foot cat that was salvaged off the newfoundland coast.I got a good deal on it but it is way over spec thus the weight issue.
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Weight is not an issue. in fact some extra weight aloft can dampen roll.
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Weight is not an issue. in fact some extra weight aloft can dampen roll.
I don't think a snappy roll is one of the vices of a Spray replica. 150 Lbs over 50 odd feet is nothing to worry about.
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Haul someone half way up who weighs about 150 lbs in a bos'ns chair and see how that feels when you are sailing. On that boat I doubt you'll notice it.
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I swing a 28 ft long yard at the hounds on a solid fir mast (10 inch dia) and top mast reaching over55 ft. Windage is noticeable but weight is not a problem. (for Spray fans, Bruce Roberts has Thane on page 29 in his book Thane is not his design) Gaffers Rule
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