Ezzy Mast mix and match

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moredownhaul
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Ezzy Mast mix and match

Curious

Anyone ever used an ezzy 430 bottom with a 490 top to make a 460?

or

Anyone have a 460 mast they want to part with ?

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Re: Ezzy Mast mix and match

Skinny or sdm? I've got a 40% sdm and 30% sdms that are special "friend" priced.

In theory the 430/490 combo will work mechanically but you'll end up with a hard top mast like the older Gaastras, Maui Sails, etc. and most sails won't set on it very nicely. (By the time the top is loose, the bottom will be pulled flat.)

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Re: Ezzy Mast mix and match

For those not familiar with the difference in mast bends, this image from Phantom (French sail and foil maker) helps illustrate the difference between flex top (NP, Hot Sails Maui) Constant Curve (most everyone) and hard top (especially Maui Sails and Gaastra prior 2016. Naish and Severne to an extent)

IMAGE(<a href="https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2018/11/12/18111204232024432915992779.png" rel="nofollow">https://nsm09.casimages.com/img/2018/11/12/18111204232024432915992779.png</a>)

Unifiber has handy-dandy charts showing the mast bends of different manufacturers. I'm too lazy to link it here but it's been linked before and google is your friend. Biggrin

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Re: Ezzy Mast mix and match

North recommends a 460 SDM Constant Curve for it, so yes..... sold

I'll get a mast and that boom from you next time I see you.

Thanks

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