Just checking in here to find out if anyone knows of a third party making carbon masts for the getaway?
If not it sure would be great if we could get someone interested. I know the getaway is not a melges. Its a great family boat. But a carbon mast would help deal with two of the getaways issues: mast stepping and righting when capsized - both very useful for families.
If you look at the boat it is a very structurally efficient design. Except for the mast, which probably makes up 40-50% of the weight. By halving the weight, it might be possible to step the mast easily with kids (I already use a mast stepper). And it might be possible to right the boat easily with one or two people because the weight of the mast is what is really holding it down. Plus, less weight, less wear on the rigging, etc.
Would love your thoughts out there...