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Aerodynamics of Sail
Balanced Lugsail Rig on a Multihull
Crowther-Buccaneer Wing Mast Design
Can a monohull mast and sail be used on a trimaran ?
Choosing the right Foresail -- basics of asymmetricals etc
How required mast section is related to stability
Mast Design Calculations
How the weight of a Waters CF WingMast compares with a regular Alloy one
Differences between the Waters CF Mkl Wingmast and the Mkll
First field test of the new Mark ll Wingmast
Mast-Rig options for the future
Use of two masts on a multihull
Ways to build your own mast
How to repair the repairable Waters WingMast  
Rigging and Mast Loads simplified   (updated Jan 2022)
Basics of Mast Raising
Lightning Protection — some thoughts and suggestions
Sail Adjustment — to improve an old mainsail
Sail Balance - Parts 1, 1A & 2 on Weather Helm & adjustment (see Design Section)
Wing-Masts on Multihulls (are they practical?)
Waters-Wingmast Carbon Fiber Do-it-Yourself Manual ... and how to purchase it.
When to Reef - and how
W17 Sails .., Racing rig etc (with 2023 update)
More Q & A on Reefing and Furling
Q&A on:  How to set up Foresail sheets for the W17

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