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Old 29-07-2006, 18:38   #1
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Good evening!!!

I have been told that a boats sailplan is necessary to install a "cutter rig"
on my 30' morgan 30/2. She's rigged with roller furling and main. I want to add a second head sail. Question- should I add a front stay and if so how high and were to place the chainplate. Those dimenssions, I've been told, will be answered with the sailplan. However, I haven't found one in the internet. Any suggestions??.

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Old 29-07-2006, 21:52   #2
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Aloha Keller,
Don Casey covers the subject pretty well in his book This Old Boat and says that your inner forestay should be placed at 25% of the distance between your forestay back to your mast. Your inner stay and forestay should be parrallel so you should draw it all out on a piece of graph paper to determine where your inner stay will attach to the mast. There are many things to consider before starting the project including the fitting that attaches your inner stay to your mast, running backstays, chainplate attachment and whether or not you want to install a bowsprit. Check page 112 of This Old Boat.
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