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In Reply to: Motorcycle Engines for Boats...? posted by Thom V on December 27, 2001 at 17:17:35:
Thank you for another detailed reply Thom.
Things have moved on a little because my wife took me to Somerset and forced me to buy a tattyish 1976 GRP, bilge keeled Leisure 17'. I tried to resist but was overpowered ; )
It is Bermudan sloop rigged with an alloy mast stepped in a plastic sort of shoe on the cabin roof. This is supported beneath the roof by a vertical wooden post from floor to ceiling.
Can I convert all this to an unstayed Junk rig? Where do I start? What should the mast height be? Will its position change and how do I calculate the square area of sail?
Thanks for your help.
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