Freestanding masts: Why more cruisers should go wireless.

  • 19 Jan 2022 17:24
    Reply # 12281948 on 12260069

    Pleasing article indeed, Hans Erik!

    Nothing that junk owners ignore, of course, but the article fails to mention one other iimportant point, at least for me: the economical factor!

    One of y friends who has a 30 feet catamaran has had to change his standing rigging. It costed im over 15000 €, nearly the price I paid for my 2 masted China Blue. And he has to do that every 10 years!

    When I see the prices shipshandlers ask for any piece of shiny rigging "cuttlery", I forget the few degrees to winward I suppose I loose against the pointy rigs...

  • 13 Jan 2022 17:17
    Message # 12260069

    Interesting opinion article in PBO this week.

       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

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