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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Regarding masts .... why penalize yourself with a box to house both boat and mast. I would guess (haven't checked) that a mast taped to a piece of 3/4 inch plywood slightly bigger than the mast (width and length) might be a cost saving alternative, and if concerned, once attached to wood backer, wrap in bubble-wrap and secure with the tape with nylon string embedded in it. 3M stuff I think. Print up some 8 1/2 x 11 signs to cut and tape on to the outside of the mast board "suggesting" that the carried "FRAGILE - DO NOT BEND".

You might find that two packages at minimum size "might" be less costly than one package where a lot of space (bow of boat to tip of mast) is simply air. As noted, you probably need to check and compare options. I had forgotten about Greyhound - and not sure if they will deliver to the home - or if you have to drive to a depot to pick up. RobNHood - do you know?

Added: We used to ship 8-9 foot long foam/CF catamaran battens using the "taped to wood" method.
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Last edited by Dick L.; Feb 11, 2013 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Added thought
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