Fiberglass or Aluminum Flagpoles

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by mark in nj, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. mark in nj
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    mark in nj Junior Member

    Anyone ever try an aluminum or fiberglass flagpole as a freestanding mast?
    It seems that a round tapered aluminum mast is about the same thing as a flagpole.

    Mark
     
  2. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    I have seen just about everything from lamposts to tree trunks, it all comes down to the material properties and the section available as to whether it is suitable.
     
  3. mark in nj
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    mark in nj Junior Member

    4" tapered aluminum or fiberglass. 20 feet high, to cat rig a 17' micro cruiser type boat.
     
  4. mark in nj
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    mark in nj Junior Member

    .125" wall thickness for the aluminum
     

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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    What is the righting moment, Mark? :)
    That is far more important than the length...
    Steve
     
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