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Carbon Fiber Mast, Costs and Benefits

In the last post I explained why we replaced our old aluminium mast. This post gets to the real meat: How much did carbon fibre cost? And what did we get for that money?

The new mast, excluding some new rigging, cost about US$55,000, as against an aluminum replacement mast, which would have cost about $30,000; a lot of money to us, particularly since it was capital we were spending that came from the sale of our house.