Aero Rig

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Velsia, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Velsia
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    Velsia Floater

    Hi guys, i know this isn't the place for this but its only people like us who would want/understand an Aero rig.

    Found this Carbospars built for a Macwester 27 MK3 in a friends field. Never used in anger.

    You can see it lying with the spars it was meant to replace.
     

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  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Dont know much about Aerorig. Ive sailed radio controlled boats with them, the engineering is sound.

    On yachts I find the Aerorig ugly.
     

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  3. Velsia
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    Velsia Floater

  4. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Velsia, you should check the welds of that rig.
    The one in this picture appears to be affected by pitting corrosion:

    Welds.jpg
     

  5. Richard Woods
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    Richard Woods Woods Designs

    I have used/sailed with the Aerorig on three different boats. You can see my comments on my FAQs page

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
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