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Old Mar 01, 2011, 05:49 AM
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Thanks Mike.

Originally Posted by iomthinkin View Post
Ted, why do you need to prebend your mast? I`m assuming you are building your new boat!! If your sails are not yet made I`d suggest that you advise your sail maker that you intend to run a straight/ non prebent mast, IE that he (sail maker) incorporates a luff curve into the build. This down the line makes things a little more simple...."my theory".

I`d be interested in knowing more on the mast weight & its ability of memory (or lack thereof)

Mike, this is also directed at you, as you already have the section.

As I understand it, the pre-bend is forward, not back. It allows for more tension on the backstay and therefor the forstay without putting a lot of curvature in the main luff and flattening it out. Ideally, the prebend would give you a tight forestay and a straight mast.
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