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Thread: How tall

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Default How tall

    I may consider a sailing canoe soon but have a quick question or Questions

    What is the mast made of ??

    Also for a 16 foot canoe how tall would I need.

    Also how thick would it be .

    Would it have to be reducing in diameter as it reaches the top.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    grange over sands, cumbria


    How tall is like saying how long is a piece of string. Our Expedition 25 sailing rig has a mast 6ft long, whilst our Bermudan 44 has a mast 15ft long. Generally masts are 1 1/2 inch diameter aluminium (12 guage) and the Bermudan has an 1 1/4 inch diameter top section.
    Some people put smaller sails (about 16sq ft) on poling poles but these are only really of use for running downwind.

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