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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: pgp] #194893
10/29/09 10:19 AM
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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: Jake] #194905
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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by tedb
so I guess this release of air was actually a good thing then.


The horribly made point made here is that that little bit of pressure really didn't matter - it wasn't enough to affect anything. crazy


Because us Tornado sailors are always chasing the ulitmate performance, we keep our mast interiors at full vacuum...no need to ship those extra gas molecules around the race course! wink



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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: Tornado] #194906
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Originally Posted by Tornado
[quote=Jake]Because us Tornado sailors are always chasing the ulitmate performance, we keep our mast interiors at full vacuum...no need to ship those extra gas molecules around the race course! wink

Why not inflate them with helium for a little extra lift?


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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: ksurfer2] #194912
10/29/09 12:06 PM
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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: rattlenhum] #194954
10/30/09 02:11 AM
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<quote or whatever you are supposed to type>
Because us Tornado sailors are always chasing the ulitmate performance, we keep our mast interiors at full vacuum...no need to ship those extra gas molecules around the race course! wink
</quote or whatever>

I guess that means that means you Tornado types are big on farting contests too then?

Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: DennisMe] #194959
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just paint the mast white with your basic latex paint... 2 good reasons for this; less hot to handle so less expansion and after it peels off in about a week you can change its color for the season and keep it fastionable....... smile


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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: DennisMe] #194975
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Originally Posted by DennisMe
I guess that means that means you Tornado types are big on farting contests too then?


Only through key holes, for max velocity.


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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: hobie1616] #195166
11/02/09 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hobie1616
Originally Posted by Tornado
[quote=Jake]Because us Tornado sailors are always chasing the ulitmate performance, we keep our mast interiors at full vacuum...no need to ship those extra gas molecules around the race course! wink

Why not inflate them with helium for a little extra lift?


Nope...Myth Busters tested that...Helium or Hydrogen filled football doesn't throw any farther.

Adding anything with mass (ie any type of gas) will increase the mass (therefore density) of the mast compared to having the mast evacuated.


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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: DennisMe] #195167
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Originally Posted by DennisMe
<quote or whatever you are supposed to type>
Because us Tornado sailors are always chasing the ulitmate performance, we keep our mast interiors at full vacuum...no need to ship those extra gas molecules around the race course! wink
</quote or whatever>

I guess that means that means you Tornado types are big on farting contests too then?


Well, that's only true since the development of "breathable" drysuits... whistle


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Re: Did I just ruin my mast flotation? [Re: Tornado] #195195
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