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Re: Mast dilemma
I am not saying it can't be done, but fiberglass is incredibly flexible stuff. Making a mast out of it is just silly on its face. To have enough stiffness the wall sections would need to be really thick, probably cored, and weigh substantially more than an aluminium, or probably even a wooden mast.
I simply can't see anyone who knows anything about fiberglass choosing it as a material, which leads me to believe that either 1) it was not made by a yard as a mast, or 2) if the designer specced it he was an idiot.
It would be like speccing a keel to be made out of styrafoam I guess you could, but why in world would you want to.