Thanks again everyone, for your thoughts and advice, which helped me see that my yachts shape does not lend its self to motoring without a mast
and keel. So I looked around and lo and behold have found a second hand mast with a set of sails
that I can afford and still retain my kidneys. Can you tell me where or how do I get hold of a collar for the through roof hole to seal the mast from water
ingress and also the foot or shoe arrangement at the bottom of the mast to hold it in place. Do I have to have them made by an engineering firm or are these general things that can be bought of the shelf. I also know nothing about sheaves but will leave that to when mast arrives. Now necessity is the mother of invention, so they say....the keel.....well I am just going to have to make it myself out of steel
. What I need to know is, are there set formula's for yachts sizes and weight. I guess I can find out the weight of the keels in other M&W 32s, but can any shape be applied to a keels design, as I want a shoal draft
as compared to a fin keel. I am sure I could make a winged keel to bring the draft
up. Any thoughts, guys and gals.