I am considering removing the mizzen from my Cross 38. I would like to put an arch on the rear deck
the mizzen is in the way of everything. Not only that I don't use it much. Seems like an extra appendage. Also it just takes a lot of room. Probably would be a weight reduction of around 200 lbs or so.
From another web sight I read Jeff Turner is not returning email
for what ever reason. So the question is should I just leave the main mast
where it is and lengthen the boom? Or move the mast
to the cutter
position. I have a neighbor with a 38 rigged as a sloop/cutter version of this boat. I had a lengthy discussion with John Marples about the lowers interfering with the main and he was of the opinion it would be fine to move them. We also talked about the mizzen, his suggestion was to remove it. Thought I might bounce this off the group before I spend time and money
on this project