an interesting question.
Obviously the best is to have both masts, If you intend on staying
with sailworks and getting an 8.0 Retro the 490 will work fine. I have
a 9.5 Retro and the recommended mast is a 490 as well. This works
better than running a bigger mast as the sail likes a softer mast.
(I do use a Fixed base extention to get the length I need)
The 460 however is the most popular mast and wil make all your other
sail work best.
Right now I have some great deals on Fiberspars in most sizes.
Let me know if I can help you get the masts you need.
You may also post a new message with the Works RETROS-
Bruce Peterson will most likely answer bast and he know more about
this subject than any one.
Oh yeah on the wetsuits-- Wetsuit shampoo works great and try not to
wiz in them!
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