Hi all, I'm new on this forum. Very first post. I wish I had contributed before asking for help.
I'll make sure to pay it forward in the future!
I bought a cat ketch
last year. It is a Offshore
33 built in 1982. Old but in good shape. There was the two working sails
on the boat
, main and mizzen. Both are in very good shape.
I sailed with the boat
from February to July. It is on the hard
now (Indiantown, FL). I'm going back to the boat this summer. Overall, I am pretty happy with the boat as long as the wind
is at least 12 kt. It does not point very well, but I'm not racing
, so I tend to wait for the wind
to shift if I have to go some place. I don't like to motor
so I want to add to my sail inventory for sailing in light wind. I have already made an asymetrical spinnaker
last month from a Sailrite
kit (not tested yet). I will add a removable bowsprit
, making the tack point about 8' from the base of the main mast
. The bowsprit
will have a bobstay. See figure below. Note that the main is not shown on this image as it won't be up when the spinnaker
is in use.
Now I am fishing
for ideas for the different points of sail : mizzen staysail, fractional jib
, mule, code 0???? Anyone have experience with these sails
on a cat ketch