Mast Update...Todd at Isobar yachts has supplied me with a nice teardrop section aluminium extrusion, he can only supply 1.82 mt however so I am thinking this maybe a little short...perhaps I need to buy some more and build a sleeve to join em...maybe a carbon sleeve??.
that´s looking incredibly good so far!
Just keep the pics coming as you´re moving along!
About the mast profile:
Could you give us the diameter of it?
1.82m should be at least good for the B-rigg, but the Germans (especially WIESEL) also have been experimenting with full size sailarea (0.9m2) on short(er) masts to keep the center-of-effort low.
I personally kept on using carbontubes for masts all time.
WIESEL and SKAUTalso stopped using swing-riggs, as they sometimes caused troubles going downwind in a blast.
All lines run over deck.
Please also check the detail pics of the carbon/epoxy-prototype I built for Eric Gielen for this matter.
SKAUT did the rigging and the sails for him!