Wing Mast Construction

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Phill Wise, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Phill Wise

    Phill Wise Guest

    I am interested in building a carbon fibre wing mast for my 56 foot catamaran. Does anyone know the layup for it or where I can get the information about it.
  2. NiklasL
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    NiklasL Student member

    Well done you are searching! All you need is patience.

    I don't know where you live, what type of boat you have (weight, year, model etc.) and your experience. So the easiest way to help you with what I know now is:

    Search the net with ie "google" for "wingmast" and read everything. Look for links and mail adresses to people and companies experienced with your interest (bookmark).
    Look for contacts/companies in your contry and discuss with them how they can help you.

    Some reading:
  3. tspeer
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    tspeer Senior Member

  4. bill hanna

    bill hanna Guest

    Hi: I have female tooling for sale for such a mast along with laminate design.

    The mold is located in Southern California and could be crated and shipped.

    Let me know if you have any interest.Regards, Bill

  5. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Go to my website,, and go to the page on Free-standing masts. Read that through as it gives a lot of basic information about mast design. There are no standard designs because each mast has to be designed to the stability characteristics of the boat. But I do have methods to build a wingmast without a mold, and I have designed wingmasts for multihulls.


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