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Old 4th September 2006, 12:46 AM   #6
steveC
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Regarding the mast extender concept, I can't claim to know who originated the idea, but I can say that it isn't a new idea. I know that Bill Hansen, formerly the founder and designer of Windwing Sails, was offering fixed length 40 and 60cm mast extenders in his line of branded products in 1998, as I verified it a published Windwing brochure for that year.

Actually, when you go back and review history, you will find that Bill Hansen was a serious innovator that advanced many sound ideas. Often I don't think he gets the credit that he really deserves.

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