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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2012
Replies: 28
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Posted By gadangit
I definitely considered your points about the...

I definitely considered your points about the mast! Having raced a car in the past, I understand the situation. And the boat I crewed on was definitely under way more stress than someone casually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Most excellent responses, I really appreciate the...

Most excellent responses, I really appreciate the input. This forum is great.
Chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Very interesting post, thanks much.

Very interesting post, thanks much.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Excellent points which are definitely part of the...

Excellent points which are definitely part of the equation. But being an engineer, I wanted to eliminate all the variables and focus on this particular item. This is not an inexpensive endeavor for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Thanks for the reply, I've come to that...

Thanks for the reply, I've come to that conclusion as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Thanks, I agree with the tapered mast having...

Thanks, I agree with the tapered mast having windage and weight advantages over a non-tapered mast. What I'm wondering about is whether the desirability to save weight and windage in a racing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Nothing that I am aware of. But it can't hurt to...

Nothing that I am aware of. But it can't hurt to ask, right? So, what do you think about the two options? Is one more durable than the other? Why aren't there more tapered masts out there?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
mikieg- Thanks for the reply. The post was...

mikieg-
Thanks for the reply. The post was about the mast more than the rigging. I've not owned a rod rigged boat, but have no doubt they are every bit as strong and good as wire rope. From what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,525
Posted By gadangit
Tapered Mast vs. Standard Mast

I am comparing two sister 39' boats for purchase and could use some input.

One has the original mast with brand new wire rope standing rigging and sta locs. The other has a "Custom Deluxe...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-30-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By gadangit
We had a nice time with San Diego Sailing Academy...

We had a nice time with San Diego Sailing Academy this last summer. We took 103/104. Tell Nick that Lisa and Chris said hi...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 627
Posted By gadangit
Surveyor Recommendation

Hello-
Any recommendations for a thorough surveyor in the Ft. Pierce, FL area would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Chris :)
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