Selden Contender Carbon HM Mast D14-CC064-0551
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Carbon contender mast has been designed to offer the most ideal bend and strength characteristics required to suit the current fast sails. Our in-house CNC filament winding system enables the fibres to be wound onto the mandrel in precisely the right position. The Contender mast is manufactured on a profiled mandrel to give the sailor a ‘shaped’ mast. This offers the best properties in terms of stiffness ratios (masts need to be stiffer fore and aft compared to sideways to counter act the kicker & mainsheet loads) and aero-dynamic performance.
The Contender mast is manufactured from 100% carbon fibre, T700 aerospace grade tow. This means the spars have the best available stiffness properties for the lowest weight. The topmast is a separate tapered wound section, enabling a step down in size at the hounds. This means we are able to step down the inertia properties of the spar at the point where the compression loads change. There is the added advantage of the immediate reduction in windage as well.Read more
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