Cruisers & Sailing Forums (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/)
-   Construction, Maintenance & Refit (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/)
-   -   Unstayed Masts? (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f55/unstayed-masts-1609.html)

Boracay 01-03-2005 01:02

Unstayed Masts?
 
Does anyone know how effective unstayed masts are in practice?
I'm looking at building a 45' steel boat and the initial costing suggests that unstayed masts could be built for arround the same cost as a stayed cutter rig.
The unstayed rig needs fewer sails, fewer and smaller winches, and no rigging.
I have been in touch with a naval architect and he has offered to design the mast(s) for me on top of an existing steel design.
In theory they would save a lot of trouble, though I wonder how easily they could be reefed.
Ideally I'd go for a wishbone ketch with rotating masts.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:42.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.