Recently I've come across a Bruce Roberts
Mauritius that has been converted to a cutter
Is this sort of conversion common? Is it advisable? Isn't a hull
designed for a particular rig and won't anything other than that rig cause problems or a loss of performance? Or is it the case that any issues this might cause would be completely undetectable for your average cruiser.
In the case of this particular boat the owner removed the mizzen and kept the main. This gives the boat a rather squat appearance since that main is rather short. If this conversion is done shouldn't a taller main mast
be installed? And if so, how tall should it be?