mast topic

Malcolm Cross posted this 24 January 2019

Hi, A new member at our club has just purchased a Solo with a C section mast. He wants to change it becuase he is in the heavyweight class coming in at apprx 15st. Please advise on what mast he needs and some settings for it please.

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Barrie Woodhall posted this 25 January 2019

Most popular mast is probably the D+ which covers a wide weight range, you could also consider the cumulus which is a definite for heavyweights only. For settings look at "find out more" - "the boat" - "tuning guides" There is information on settings for both types of mast

Malcolm Cross posted this 25 January 2019

Most popular mast is probably the D+ which covers a wide weight range, you could also consider the cumulus which is a definite for heavyweights only. For settings look at "find out more" - "the boat" - "tuning guides" There is information on settings for both types of mast

Malcolm Cross posted this 25 January 2019

Hi Barrie, Originally I passed on the manufactures info to our club member and a Cumulos was recommended but he saw an advert ,on this website stating that there was a Cumulus mast for sale and the seller said it was for 9st to 12st helm. This threw him into asking me what mast and then me asking the membership . The ad is still on the for sale section. Thank you for your input.

Last Edited 25 January 2019

Andrew Liddington posted this 26 January 2019

I think you will find the advert you refer to is for a M7 not a Cumulus. The Cumulus is very much for the heavier helm. The sail makers websites have tuning data for setting up the rigs. Hope this helps. Andrew Liddington

John Purdie posted this 08 February 2019

I may be wrong, but aren't there two versions of the Cumulas. Side taper and front taper? I have just swapped a Side Tapered Cumulas for a D+ (still have the old mast may be putting it up for sale). The side tapered Cumulas is almost diamond shaped at the top giving next to no side ways give. For me at 12st it was a little too much on a gusty little lake

mark batt posted this 11 February 2019

Hi Malcolm Ive joined up and now online thanks for the info im about 100kgs which is i know a heavy weight ive recently bought and old wooden solo as stated im looking to buy a stiffer mast some are saying a D+ or is it a Cumulas i should go for im sailing at Harlow Blackwater so estuary sailing so a short steep chop mainly not a glass like lake that i know a lot of Solos sail on thanks for any input. Mark

mark batt posted this 04 March 2019

D+ It is then see how it sails just need the tide and the wind to play ball oh and the temp

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