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Old 25-08-2021, 10:40   #46
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Re: Adding a cutter rig / sloop to cutter conversion

Looking at drawings of this boat https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/morgan-43 , it would not appear really set up for a cutter rig. To be properly secured, the inner forestay would need to run through the deck (where you say there is a cleat) and down to the stem. That would likely put a steel rod right in the middle of the forward double berth. Perhaps the boats you have seen rigged as cutters have a different interior configuration.
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I've been reading all the questions, answers and suggestions about the sloop to cutter conversions. I have a 43' Morgan CC sloop. My mast came with an attachment point for an inner halyard. I also have a large cleat where the inner halyard would attach to the deck. I have seen photos of my model boat with cutter rigs. My question is, did Morgan offer this as an optional rig?

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What kind of attachment on the mast? A tang welded to the front side or a strap wrapping around and screwed or bolted to the mast?

Generally the tang would be appropriate for a halyard, the strap would be more appropriate for the forestay/staysail stay. Not always.
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What kind of attachment on the mast? A tang welded to the front side or a strap wrapping around and screwed or bolted to the mast?

Generally the tang would be appropriate for a halyard, the strap would be more appropriate for the forestay/staysail stay. Not always.


It’s a welded tang on the mast.
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Looking at drawings of this boat https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/morgan-43 , it would not appear really set up for a cutter rig. To be properly secured, the inner forestay would need to run through the deck (where you say there is a cleat) and down to the stem. That would likely put a steel rod right in the middle of the forward double berth. Perhaps the boats you have seen rigged as cutters have a different interior configuration.


The cleat is attached to the deck directly above the chain locker bulkhead.
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By directly over do you mean there are thru-bolts for the cleat on both sides of the bulkhead?
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They are right above the chain locker bulkhead
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