Originally Posted by Kettlewell
Evans: Watch out if you are ever close to a bridge at 75 feet. I have met quite a few people who were unpleasantly surprised when they found that the sailplan or builder's stated height over the water
did not match their actual measurements.
We have been under a couple 80'ers ok, so we are at least within 5'
I have actually measured the rig when it was out of the boat and it is within mm's to the rig plan - but it is possibile that the mast step in the boat is not at the plan height - I guess the max variance there could be a 30cm or so from plan. I could actually check that quite easily by measuring the gooseneck height off deck
and compare it to the plan.
But out of interest I am going to do and compare the total rig height sextant
vs tape measure measurements.