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How do I make a "made mast"?

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Here is the picture of the made mast of the Great Britain from Greenwich, nicely seen at least 8 parts.




and the Victory with different structure 



Just one small question: Did the Vasa have made masts? I always believed it to be pole masts. Even the much bigger Victory had pole masts when build in 1765.


Cheers, Daniel

Edited by dafi, 26 August 2014 - 08:58 PM.

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Thanks a lot to both of you, Wayne and Daniel for the information.



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I'm considering making a laminated (Glulam) mast for long term stability. Even a piece of square stock halved then glued reversing the grain direction should eliminate any warping in one axis, four pieces would be even better, and with a carbon fiber arrow shaft center about the ultimate. Look at the Maltese Falcons' masts for an example of how far mast making has come. This would permit more tension on the rigging without sagging making the model look really well trimmed out.



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