Originally Posted by PhoenixRising
Unfortunately, there are people who think that calling something insane is just an invitation to try it out. I happen to be one. What would be some suggested modifications to hull
that might improve chances of success (I have a 376)?
1] go West to East.
2] add 3 stingers along the hull on each side.
3] upsize the chain plates
4] replace all standing rigging including wire, toggles, turnbuckles etc, upsize the rigging wire by one size or convert to compacted wire which would achieve the same result
5] add provisions for storm boards over all the windows
6] seriously consider adding a backstay
7] make provisions for a transom hung replacement rudder
, not just a kludged together emergency rudder
, but a real replacement rudder. If the rudder packs it in down there, the replacement needs to be up to serious work.
8] add an removable inner forestay for a hanked on storm staysail and go with 4 reefs
in the main
9] if you skip the inner forestay, go with 3 reefs
in the main and a trysail on its own track and convert the headsail to hanked on sails
. 8] is really the much better option, redundant rigging and ease of setting a storm jib
10] add a babystay from the low spreaders down to the fordeck
11] glass over the hull deck
12] move the mainsheet from its current
position at midboom to a traveler on the bridge-deck
13] consider adding a masthead spinnaker halyard
for a CodeZero or a screecher
14] consider adding a short anchoring
platform that would also serve as a bowsprit