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Composite rigging René Villefrance Nordic Mast. Composite rigging versus rod Advantage 1.Weight 2.Performance 3.Boat handing 4.Comfort 5.Ease of handling.

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1 Composite rigging René Villefrance Nordic Mast

2 Composite rigging versus rod Advantage 1.Weight 2.Performance 3.Boat handing 4.Comfort 5.Ease of handling

3 Composite rigging versus rod Weight comparison: 1.Generic 50 footer 3 spreader rig 2.Rod weighs in at : 126 kg 3.Composite rig weighs in at : 36 kg 4.Difference is 90 kilos!! 5.Factor 1:4

4 Aluminium mast versus carbonmast 50 footer 3 spreader rig Aluminium tube weighs in at:347 kg Carbon tube weighs in at: 157 kg Weight savings: 190 kg

5 Carbonmast and rigging saving 280 kilo savings Factor 1: kilos Less pitching More stability/center of gravity Easier handling Owner pride performance

6 Drawback/disadvantage Windage Cost vibrations

7 Composite rigging manufactures Navtec Future Fibers Smart rigging Ec 6 and ec 6 + SCR 35 (Hall) OYS Maffioli Soft rig Carbo-link

8 Great and safe sailing

9 Refit of old rig/mast Measurements Modifications of spreader Furling forestays Interfaces


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