OK... I recently picked up a Cascade 29'. Built in Portland
, OR by Yacht Constructors. the boat is great, but as I do with everything I own, I just gotta change stuff!
Currently, the boom hits me right about eye level, so I'm either ducking to see under or up on toes to see over. I'd like to raise the boom about 9" to a foot.
I realize that the aspect will mover higher, but the boat had an extra 500 pounds added to the keel
weight when built, so I'm not as worried about that.
The question is (hopefully not stupid) whether to cut the main down (and lose power) or is it possible to fabricate a taller mast
step (deck stepped) and add links to the shrouds/stays? Wouldn't that leave the same amount of power and raise the C of E (compensated by the heavier than designed keel).
Looking for the best compromise.