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Mast thickness

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by Sturtzebecker, Jul 29, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Sturtzebecker

    Sturtzebecker

    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    10 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 270
    US Berkeley
    I own an H260 keel version. Compared to other boats the same size in the marina, my mast seems awful thin. I guess a feature for a trailerable boat, but is this mast too weak for 20 to 30 mph winds?
    Cheers, Albert
     


  2. Allan12210

    Allan12210

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,408 posts, 151 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Alameda CA
    Its all about the rigging. The larger hunters of my era (1980s) were advertised as being able to use a smaller dimensioned spar because of the B&R rigging design. It is just as strong with less weight aloft. With that weight savings, my 34 seems to carry a taller mast (high aspect ratio) that other boats that size. It seems to translate to good performance.
     


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  3. Sturtzebecker

    Sturtzebecker

    Joined Sep 11, 2017
    10 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 270
    US Berkeley
    Thank you for the informative reply.
    Regards, Albert
     



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