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32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

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Re: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

Postby TomW » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:46 pm

I'm going from 90 to 100. I keep breaching wing tips in upwind and downwind transitions. Especially upwind tacks. I ride in choppy conditions 90% of the time.

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Re: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

Postby grigorib » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:11 pm

Short mast is a great idea where water is shallow. That’s why I have 80/82cm masts. Yet I’d go long mast wherever it’s deep

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Re: 32" Mast vs. 36" Mast ; Which is Better?

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm

I have 3 masts.

83 - 91.5 - 100 cm (yes, not a coincidence the middle one is exactly between the short and long one)

The 83 only used when really light and dead onshore, so I can not drag out, but have to rely on getting up in shallower water, to ride out.

The 91.5 no doubt my most used mast now, a good compromise for "everything".

100 cm great when rough or bigger waves or loads of chop.

So your 35" mast would be my choice for an overall mast for "everything", if you asked me.

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