Regarding PowerX masts. I've been using them since the middle of
last year (I have two) and so far they have worked quite well.
I sail quite a bit, over seventy days so far this year :-) ,
and to date have had no problems. I tend to be a little ***
my equipment, with several broken aluminum masts, booms and various
other things damaged. The PowerX masts have held up so far, and
this has ranged from 3.0 to 5.7 days, serious bump&jump on the
SF Bay, San Luis Res. 4.0 speed days, to currently trying cheese
Things to note though. If you use cambered sails put some mylar tape
where they hit the mast. The cambers tend to scratch the mast.
Also, general scratches don't hurt much but be aware for
impact. This can start a stress concentration that could be
The light weight is incredible.
Walter Menge /|
Hewlett Packard / |
395 Page Mill Rd. / TC4|
Palo Alto, Calif. 94306 /_____|