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KA race sail mast question

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Created by CAN17 27 days ago, 21 Aug 2019
CAN17
261 posts
21 Aug 2019 6:22PM
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I am thinking about getting a 2015 KA 7.9 race sail. Would it work ok on my north sails sting(50% carbon) 460 sdm. I think it's constant curve like most north masts and I believe KA works well with north?

Tardy
3089 posts
21 Aug 2019 7:03PM
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yes it will work . i think the diameter is the same

AUS4
NSW, 1035 posts
21 Aug 2019 9:37PM
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Maybe not that mast is at least 15 years old, North masts have change a lot since 2005. But you can always try. Diameter is your main problem.

mr love
VIC, 1799 posts
22 Aug 2019 5:27AM
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If possible try it, the only way you are going to know for sure. That sail will work best on constant curve up to slightly flex top...ideal is 13.5% bend. As AUS4 said...diameter could be an issue for a mast of that vintage.

NikolasGr
9 posts
22 Aug 2019 6:51PM
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On the same topic, I am using a KA mast 490 100% 2012 or 2013 (cant remember the year). So far i am trimming it with the same year's Koncept 8.5. Do you see any concern the mast not to work with 2017 and recent KA.RACE? i am looking at 8.7. Unifiber Mast selector positions KA in the same spectrum in Con Cur chart.

CAN17
261 posts
22 Aug 2019 7:11PM
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I appreciate all the info. I agree a old mast may not have the best out come on a sail with a 2015 year. My plan was to get something that was powerful for light wind windfoiling....so I decided to play it safe and splurge on a dedicated foiling sail rig

mr love
VIC, 1799 posts
22 Aug 2019 9:23PM
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Hi Nikolas....I have no reason to question the mast on an 8.7 Race, it should be fine.



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