Hi all ,
My boat was rigged as a ketch
, the mizzen was used infrequently and always in the way. So now the boat is sans mizzen.
I have drawings from John Marples to change to a cutter
rig. This requires moving the mast
location about 4 feet aft. And 6 feet taller. I would have to install a compression
post. Which would impact the visuals of the interior
. The rig would be taller and would have a longer boom. The drawings also call for a double set of diamonds. This would help with the main up against the lower after stays on a reach.
The boat sails
ok as presently rigged. Although the boom is about 3 feet shorter than required for even the ketch
So just wondering if anyone one the on the forum has a cutter
rig or the sloop
rig and could maybe give me some input. I have tried searching the web and found a few boats but all appear to have the mast
on the fwd cross beam with a boom extending to the aft end of the cockpit