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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:27 pm 
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hey is it worth buying and installing a masthead float to help righting and to avoid going turtle? :?
thanx TATE


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:30 pm 
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They are 1.2Kg/2.6lbs so make stepping the mast a little more difficult on your own.
It doesn't sound like much but on the end of a long mast it makes a difference. I attached a 1.2 kg weight to my mast tip and tried stepping and it wasn't comfortable. It's do-able but not pleasant. I felt like I was more likely to drop the whole thing. :-D

So before you buy try the weight test.

I just tie a 5 litre (1.3 Gallon) plastic container to the halyard and run that up with the sail. I haven't "capsized in action" but in practice capsizes my mast never wanted to go turtle.


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