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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 03/27/07 - 6:06pm
Author: Steve M-32 Pyxis
Subject: wood masts
In reply to: Will M31 Salvia 's message, "Aluminum" on - Tuesday - 03/27/07 - 4:09pm

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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