Good. a chance to showcase my ignorance with some questions...
I thought of changing to PBO rigging
but it wasn't just the expense that stopped me.
The motion of the older design alu stick boat is going to change w a carbon mast but I am not convinced it would be for the better particularly with a more traditional heavy displacement
double ender like mine.
Wouldn't the motion be quicker... as would be the case with the pitch
of a boat as you shift the eight out of the ends? If I understand this particular idea properly the reason one would tolerate this sort of faster pitching motion is for safety
: the pitch
is not as deep and returns quickly so the vessel does not stay long at a deeper angle thereby being exposed for long to a boarding sea... long enough to jepordize the vesel.
Now with a much lighter stick isn't the motion quicker therefore less comfortable? As I understand it a quicker righting moment is a great benefit for a racing boat and a lighter stick means that a safer, shallower righting"arc" for a more "tender" boat.
Sooo like all this sort of thing it's a trade-off right? In both cases (weight in the ends and/or weight aloft) a quicker shallower motion that can enhance safety
at the cost of a slower more comfortable motion (a low priority for a race-boat).
But losing weight aloft and the monohull
motion that results is a better trade-off for race
boats because it means enhanced performance, especially 'round the buoys and
most likely even greater safety in a roll.
Since my heavier boat is designed for comfort over speed I decided to forego the weight change aloft and will add foam to the stick as an extra safety precaution in the case of a roll.
Was that clear as mud or what...