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Hi Colin,

I take your point. Is it sensible to try to treat a wooden mast like an allow mast? But surely the same is true of a flexible alloy tube. Granted, fixings to a hollow wooden mast may not hold the same as rivets in an alloy one. The spreader brackets are still screwed into the side wall. But what your saying is that if fixed speaders are used there are circumstances that will put very different stresses on these fixings.

Having rebuilt the mast it is not that hollow. The walls are quite thick – probably 20mm.

Surely the spreaders are put on a wooden mast for the same reasons as an alloy one? The section and bend characteristics are simlar to an E section for example, so surely they are designed to act in a similar way?

Agreed – any engineers out there!

Peter
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