[QUOTE=carlhunguss;810700]with a 110% genoa my center of combine effort as nearest as i can tell is 14" forward of my C.L.R .my water
line is 29'. i had planned to reduce the mizzen sail till i got it right . i felt like its only real purpose is to furl the air from the mast and smooth my anchor
swing anyway. reducing its size is just a reef to give me an idea . i can do that with old junk sails till i find a balance ? then spend some money on good sails? spending the money to have it a designed seems silly to me . the talent pool here plus my own thought's should be enough ?[/
You might want to rethink this.
This forum will give you opinions, not designs, and you want to use those opinions as a resource. Fair enough.
So far the opinions here are that the rig is a mistake, so you don't seem to really want to use your chosen resource.
You also said up front that money is short and that is probably why you don't want to get a professional designer
I don't know how the old addage 'penny wise, pound foolish' translates in your part of the world. I strikes me as relevent.
The other reason, and probably the main one, is that a professional designer
may want to talk you out of this design, and it's your love child.
Also, you may find that a designer wouldn't want to attach his name to a bad idea if he judges it so.
But you are thinking outside the square and it is making for an interesting thread.
Lastly, in my opinion it would be a pity to turn a boat with beautiful lines into a turkey
Now that will be 2c, thank you.