Dear Bob, It's my party and I'll cry if I want to. Cry if I want to.
Seriously no offence taken. I have miss used nautical terminology only because this is the slang I have read in other posts. Perhaps this would be a good oportunity for you to set me (us) straight as to the proper terminology beyond the obvious.
I do see the importance of the mast
position relative to sailing characteristics. I built a small one person racing
skiff called a Swift-Solo (Hence the handle Solosailor. Nothing to do with Hans Solo). Initially I positioned the mast
too far fore. What a difference moving 1" aft made. Granted this is a nervous little boat. She planes in 5 kts. of wind
. If skiffs interest you at all you can google
Swift-Solo. They're great fun!
Thank you for replying to my post. Now I can brag I had an in-depth conversation with Bob Perry regarding marine
design. Back me up on this if you will?