Most boats are suprisingly assymetric, Esp ones before cnc tooling that were tooled quickly. Doesn't matter if a smod is wonky although I believe there is a thriving industry in straightening these things on 49ers and the like.
Volunteering is pretty dead in the uk at least apart from those of pensionable age or at least approaching it.
Everyone expects instant gratification and stuff like participating in organising ones own choice of entertainment is something that the modern "time poor" generation would far rather outsource at least in principle.
You get the odd volunteer but unless the activity in question is seriously enjoyable it will be easy to get disillusioned as the volunteers get essentiallly zero appreciation.
You know I'm lazy and hate waste (Ie duplication of effort)
Well given current progress it'll be a while until I do mine let's hope someone blinks first.
If not I will come over all Mother Theresa and "publish" my findings without warranty.
I think that all pultruded carbon rod is much of a muchness really - all you are calibrating against is the fact that the loos gauge bends the stay whilst under tension, and for identical tensile load and diam, the dyneema will have less bending stiffness and the carbon more bending stiffness than dyform, hence you'll get a different result.
It is pretty inexpensive really - you can do the terminations at home and come out cheaper on materials than an equivalent set of dyfrom rigging at 1/4 the weight.