Jeff & Marin Windage was my original question. What will this mast perform like. I'd guess a rotating wing or mast will out perform it, but will this truss out perform a typical stationary mast.
As a former racer
I agree with your point but I figure the big performers go the rotating mast route
. Others go for reliability
, KISS principal. And I'd guess again that others don't want to go out of the box or take a chance on an unproven concept
, (ridicule is an issue here too). Then there's the one design factor where racers want to test their skills on similar boats, (except they, I, do buy new sails
when able to
It would be interesting to see what designers think. Maybe someone's done studies on this in a wind tunnel, low speed of course. How about crane designers. Anyone with real experience out there?
I see this mast every day and its grown on me. But I don't want a performance or reliability penalty.
Thanks again for all these posts.