Interested in Wholesale Purchase of SPORTS EQUIPMENT?
» Send Your Purchase Requirements Here.
» Receive QUOTES from Suppliers/Manufacturers for FREE.
» Avail an extensive range of Sporting Goods & Equipments.
is a tall metallic or timber pole erected almost vertically in a ship, mainly used for supporting sails and rigging. It has been in use from almost as back as sailing vessels.
The oldest ancient sailboat had a single small mast carrying a single sail. In the middle ages ships a topmast was added to the single mast to carry more sails. During those days masts were made from wooden spars which were made from a single thick erect tree trunk. Subsequently desire for huge and speedy vessel were required. It brought increment in number of mast. Slowly and steadily as the size of ships increased, longer masts were constructed by adding up to three spars together.
In 1930 aluminum masts were introduced. Aluminum has significant advantages over wooden masts. They are stronger, lighter, and can be constituted as a single piece for entire piece of mast. From mid 1900s carbon fiber and other composite materials were started to be used which provided better strength to weight ratio to the masts.
Sections of a Mast:
The different sections of a mast of a ship is named different from bottom to top.
- Fore mast: It is the first mast located in the bottom part.
- Main mast: The tallest mast
installed near the center of the ship.
- Mizzen mast: It is the third
mast located just after the main mast. It is shorter than main mast.
- Jigger mast: It is the fourth
and the smallest mast. Usually ships with more than three masts are
very few in use.
Sailing Equipment: Mast
- Masts used in a sail boat use only the highest quality materials
in its Hybrid Construction process.
- They offer excellent value in quality and durability.
- They are solid performing designed to fit different budgets and
How to Buy Lawn Tennis Rackets?
11 Oct, 2011-Whether you are a novice lawn tennis player who is just beginning to learn or an advanced player who had spent quite a time in playing tennis, you might still be looking for some useful tips on how to buy lawn tennis rackets! This lawn tennis racquets guide is for everyone who want to...
All About Camping Gear List
26 May, 2011-Are you planning to go out for camping this season with your friends or family. If yes then you must know the complete camping gear lists...
Zoom Kobe VI Christmas VS Lebron 8 Christmas Basketball Shoes
27 Jan, 2011-When God created the world to arrange all things are all interested in allelopathy between heaven and hell as the opposition, black and white contrast, in the same way of reasoning,...
How to Buy Volleyball Shoes? - Best Volleyball Shoe Brands
18 Jan, 2011-The feel of wearing comfy and trendy volleyball shoes further intensify the playing spirit. Although style is very important but comfort should be the chief feature of the volleyball shoes that should never be neglected. ...