Carbon Fibre Masts

by John de Montfort

The Flying 11 Association of New South Wales is holding discussions with CST Composites who are currently working on a new mast for the Flying 11.

The new mast will be a 2 piece system made from pre-preg carbon in place of the previous wet wound system. This may give sailors 2 tip options for different crew weights and sail preferences.

Please refer to the attached quote for the costs per mast

In a bid to keep prices down the Association is considering a number of options including:-

- Directly subsidising a new mast purchase; or

- Underwriting a bulk purchase which would allow CST to offer a better price.

To allow the Association to have more meaningful discussions we would appreciate feed back from boat owners as to whether they are considering upgrading their current mast or maybe commissioning a new boat.

If you are considering the purchase of a new mast or would like further information please email me at sailingdemo@optusnet.com.au, or call  on 0431 127 007

Your response will guide our ability to negotiate with CST and how best to support owners in upgrading their masts.

Cheers

John de Montfort

 




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