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Approx weight of an RL24 aluminium mast
My mast seems exceptionally heavy-I have made some gadgets to help raise it however assembling the bits can get a bit tedious-perhaps an easier option is to have a lighter mast.
I had a Hobie Getaway previously and one person could easily stand it-the Getaway mast was approx the same height
I am not thinking of anything exotic like carbon fibre-aluminium will do.
Does anyone have some mast weights-what would be considered the weight of a light mast for example. I have heard that the Hobie 18 mast is suitable for an RL24.
ps Perhaps I am just getting weaker with age.
Peter Briggpwbrigg@yahoo.com.au 10-Apr-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Approx weight of an RL24 aluminium mast
I used some bathroom scales and weighed the mast-20 kg. The mast has aluminium spreaders and the rig has only a forestay and two side stays.

Is this an average weight? Am I right in thinking it is a heavy mast?
Peter Brigg 11-Apr-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Approx weight of an RL24 aluminium mast
You will need to join this site to read the page on mast lifting gear.

greg 12-Apr-2015    Edit    Delete 

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