Okay, this is a big one and to fully understand it will take you a lot of reading. But, if you are contemplating a major custom project, such as a new mast or even a new boat, the time expended here may save you a lot of money and aggravation.
The Benefits Of Carbon Fibre MastsReading Time: 2 minutes
Pictures of Americas Cup-class boat hulls breaking in half and their masts, supported by a plethora of rigging and spreaders, collapsing in relatively benign conditions, have given structures built of carbon fibre an undeserved reputation for fragility. John challenges this impression.
Carbon Fibre Masts, Amateur Boat DesignReading Time: 3 minutes
John uses simple engineering and yacht design to explain why a carbon fibre mast delivers such astounding increases in performance and comfort.
Carbon Fiber Mast, Costs and BenefitsReading Time: 4 minutes
So, how much did the new carbon fibre mast for Morgan’s Cloud cost? John shares the bottomline.
Carbon Fiber Masts and Lightning: Myths, Assurances And RisksReading Time: 3 minutes
John explains why he feels confident that going with carbon fibre for our new mast has given us a stronger mast than could be built in aluminum, as well as a faster, more stable and safer boat. And all without any appreciable increase in lightning strike risk.
GMT Carbon Mast, ProblemsReading Time: 15 minutes