29er Carbon Rig – status update
Status update – 29er Carbon Rig June 2016
by Julian Bethwaite
Rig size, why the taller mast?
Many, many classes have switched to carbon tubes. In most cases all they have done is switch from alloy to carbon and there has been a weight reduction in the spar and also, in 99.99% of the cases, there has been a reduction in crew weight.
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So what is an assembly model?
In the case of the existing mast, all the alloy comes from Fletcher Aluminium in Hamilton, New Zealand. We tried UK and Canadian base extruders bu the NZ alloy was deemed superior and many years ago we standardised on NZ alloy, of a very specific grade and a very specific temper.
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