Regarding masts: telescoping or folding?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by zmfmd, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. zmfmd
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    zmfmd Junior Member

    Hi all,
    Anybody aware of the existance of such masts? that is telescoping or folding masts?
    zmf
     
  2. zmfmd
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    Also, is there any known 'ratio' relationship between masts height, and the boats length?
     
  3. Tcubed
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    The concept is rather old as a lot of the old british cutters had reefing topmasts. Also the gunter rig is a simple way of reducing windage and top hamper when the full rig height is not needed.
     
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