rotate a round section or a wing section ?

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  1. simonfraser.97
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    simonfraser.97 New Member

    for an 8m tri.
    a roundish section is going to be much easier to rotate without major shroud adjustment than a wing mast with a short chord.
    so, in the real world is it better to have a 'normal' rotating mast with a good range, or go for a wing mast that does not rotate fully due to the shrouds ?
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    They can both rotate 180 degrees. The wing mast has the attachments on the forward part or a rotating attachment on top.
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    It's only the part in the hull that needs to be round and rotating. If you make the stay's and jib to rotate on a ring you can rotate 360 + degrees.
     

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