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new rig on old hull

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I have moved on a little from being a would be boat builder 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.
I want an easy to handle rig for a single hander.
Can I convert all this to an unstayed Junk rig or would a Gaff rig be better? 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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Topic - new rig on old hull - nobby 02:01:32 12/29/01 (6)


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