Kynntana (Freedom 38)
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Re: How to make attachments to carbon fiber mast.
I just recently heard about 3M VHB tape. Videos are impressive, but I would first talk to someone who knows carbon fiber. I have thought about stuff like this, but I really don't want to make any structural changes to my mast. I heard recently of a CF mast that broke from a knockdown and the spinnaker halyard had been run to the masthead though Freedom masts were originally built to be fractional. Not sure if that was the direct cause, but I am not taking any chances, if there are other options available. For example, you might also want to take a look at Garhauer. They make a rigid vang with a clamp-on base for the Freedom masts. I'm sure they could do something similar for the whisker pole attachment.