Strength is the main advantage, but it changes the balance point so having an adjustable track (4 bolt) is a good idea if you're not use the same manufacturers board.windmlv wrote:Thanks, I can understand the "less stress" on the fuselage.
It appears most foil designers are opting to go closer to the mast.
Still wondering if there are other advantages or disadvantages that I don't know of.
I don't see any with the front wing directly under the mast which in theory would be the strongest but may upset the stability.
Same thing happens, when Ya change the sweep angle of the rudder, on aPeter_Frank wrote:If the mast is positioned further forward (or has a hugely swept shape) or rearward, the
turning dynamics and directional stability will change by a huge factor IMO.
I dont know if for better or worse and how much, but it will definitely change a lot.
I have to disagree on the "less stress on the fuselage"Denisesewa wrote:closer to the mast is stronger with less stress on the fuselage,
trim and mounting position of the mast on the board take care of any other differences, no perceivable performance advantage to the different designs, just strength IMO.
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