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Old 14-11-2009, 11:24   #1
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Cross 38 - Removing Mizzen

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.


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Old 14-11-2009, 11:50   #2
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A colleague here removed the mizzen from his ketch. Both the owner and boat seem happier now. Perhaps just try it.

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Old 19-11-2009, 06:59   #3
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Regarding Jeff Turner. I'm trying to get in touch with him for a while asking for study plans and there is no answer.
Does anybody know what is going on there? Or are there other contact data not published on his Cross website?
Its a pity because Cross trimarans are very good and proven boats.
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Old 25-11-2009, 18:53   #4
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Jeff has moved. I called his mom and she gave me his number, which I'll pass along as soon as I get his OK. The issue isn't what to do with the mizzen, rather what to do with the main mast. It is going to have to move aft for either a sloop or cutter configuration. That moves it off of the crossarm, so it will need a compression post from the keel to the overhead. This isn't rocket science, simply a cylindrical tube or a box column. Jeff will be able to provide details, or else I can help.
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Old 25-11-2009, 19:17   #5
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Roy,

thank you for the information and I'm looking forward to hear from you again.
But what I don't get is why he didn't answer his emails because his email address published on the Cross website usually don't change when you're moving.
By the way my issue is not connected with the removal of the mizzen mast, I put it here only to avoid a new threat on my problem.
I'd like to purchase plans.
Thanks again
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tallboy, I'll call him again in the morning.

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Old 26-11-2009, 13:07   #7
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Hello Roy;
I also need to get in touch with Jeff. I have a cross 28. I have talked to him before and i have a couple of other questions for him. I also may need some plan sheets or drawings of the cross 28.
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Sorry folks, he's not responding yet. Probably blissed out with turkey triptophan. Be patient.
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Hello Roy;
Did you ever hear back from Jeff Turner? I still need to get in touch with him regarding Cross plans.

I hope the new year is staring out well for you!

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