I wanted opinions about North Carbon masts,
specifically the Space Tech.
I thought about the Space Tech because I can buy a 460/25 now and
perhaps later (just) another top to make it a 430. I have a
Delta3, and these are the recommended masts.
What about the UP (at least they come with a mast bag)? Are mast
bags a must like mast protectors are (it will be in may car)?
It's always a good idea to get the recommended mast for any sail, if
I use the Xcellerators (420/460/480) and for slalom and B&J type
sailing they are nearly bombproof. All of mine are at least three
years old and I have had no problems at all.
I bought an F2 mast quiver bag nylon outside/relective inside that
holds all three masts for about $40. It has really solved my mast
shipping/storage problems as it keeps them from the sun, and provides
good protection against impact damage.
The Space techs are very good, the only advantage the Xcellerators
have is they are a little lighter, but are not wave rated whereas the
Space Tech XC's (20%/30%/40% carbon) are all rated for wave use.
The higher the carbon percentage the lighter, and the 30% XC's are on
sale right now at most North dealers for very good prices. Also the
96 Space Tech XC's carry a 2 year warrranty.
For my money either the Xcellerator or any of the Space Tech XC's
would seem to be a very good investment, and if they are the
recommended mast for your Multi then how could you possibly go wrong.
If you need more technical info on the masts let me know as I have all
the current North info on mast/sail compatability.
Hope this helps!
F2/CFX Boards;North Sails/Rigs;True Ames/Rainbow; SpeedTech .