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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 03/27/07 - 4:09pm
Author: Will M31 Salvia
Subject: Aluminum
In reply to: Steve M-32 Pyxis 's message, "mast material" on - Saturday - 03/24/07 - 10:52am

From my other post:
Go with aluminum masts - you should be able to pick up some salvage masts and booms that will work - call around to local boatyards to get leads. You will not regret it. You will save yourself lots of weight aloft and maintenance headaches. Salvia has aluminum masts and it is a significant upgrade...

My main mast and boom came from a salvage Newport 28.

C'mon folks - tell me I'm crazy!!

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[> [> [> wood masts -- Steve M-32 Pyxis, - Tuesday - 03/27/07 - 6:06pm

I wouldn't call aluminum a "significant upgrade". There really is nothing wrong with wood masts, they just require a higher level of skill to build and hence are more expensive than aluminum ones. They have no fatigue and are more easily repairable than metal plus you don't have the problems with galvanic corrosion. With wood you do have to look out for rot and paint or varnish them but as long as maintenance is kept up I'd say it's probably a wash with our boats.

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[> [> [> [> Virtues -- Will M31 Salvia, - Wednesday - 03/28/07 - 12:10pm

I like wood but I don't like varnishing or painting it. It also adds weight aloft.

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