Laser upper mast

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  1. jotag

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    Could someone tell me about wall thickness of the composite upper mast??
     
  2. Rob B

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    I'm not sure anyone is ready to cut one in half yet. That is if anyone actually has one....
     
  3. jotag

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    I meant if someone has seen one without the plastic ends of course....
     
  4. Rob B

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    My understanding is they are sealed on the ends. So, no caps to be removed.
     
  5. LaLi

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    What's that rivet doing there, then...?

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  6. jotag

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    We manufacture and sell in USA practice aluminium masts and now we made a composite one but to obtain the same stiffness, wall thickness has to be a little greater. I have never seen a new one with no posibilitiy to get one in the near future because I live in Argentina. That is why I am asking.
    Next week end we plan to test it in windy condition and waves.
     
  7. Rob B

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    Ok. Looks like you can pull the cap off. I revert back to issue "B". No one can get them. I have friends who have placed orders months ago. Hell, even the $3.00 dagger board brakes are back ordered more than 30 days.... as are some tiller extensions. The list goes on and on which is why I can see the desire to make a non-class legal section.

    Honestly, I see the whole "class legal parts" thing evaporating as local Districts and clubs are going to start, (many have already started) allowing people to use non-class legal items to keep boats on the water and encourage more people to sail.

    I'm actually a fan of this now. Screw LP!! It's a shame our organizing authority has been castrated....
     
  8. Just A Mom

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    I agree and was saying something similar to my son just this week. This conversation came up when I attempted to purchase a set of Laser Performance, class-legal, battens for him to use at CORK. I contacted a number of suppliers only to be told they had zero LP battens and did not know when they would get any. Finally I found a place on the East Coast that had them and ordered two sets so he would have a back up set simply because I was worried about finding another set at a later date. I mean, really, I live in the middle of the Great Lakes Region - finding a set of class-legal battens should NOT be a monumental feat.
     
  9. jotag

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    Our sales policy is: sailors train months and race just a couple of days. So, train with ours that are the same and cost only a half, saving the other for racing. You will save a lot of money.
     

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