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bamboo for boat masts and spars ... Oz Goose sailing dinghy

Bamboo for sailing dinghy spars – Oz Goose sailing dinghy

Is bamboo a good choice for small boat spars? As a professional designer I can’t specify bamboo because of a huge variation in density, wall thickness and diameter. However I can recommend some guidelines for bamboo for the Oz Goose to help with experiments.
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Aluminium spars on PDRacer that won world titles - opengoose.om

Substituting aluminium spars on the Oz Goose sail boat

The plans for the various Goose versions show timber spars. Some have contacted me asking about using aluminium tubing. I do like the timber spars because they look nice.  But you can save a bit of weight on the yard by using an alloy tube. Brad Hickman did all the work on this and with […]
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