Originally Posted by drinkenbuddie
Height of the mast?? But I see what you mean by the look because the top is quite longer as in to have an arch instead of a mast. But been told if your going somewhere u need the sail back there for stability in a Rowling sea state.
I think steadying sails on trawlers of our size are over-rated. At the most it might help you keep pointed into the wind at anchor. To stop rolling it would have to much larger than you want to deal with on a daily basis. Sailboats get away with it because they are sailboats and that's what they do.
When you come to the realization that an arch is what you want be sure the arch can be tilted or lowered down to about windshield level especially if you intend to do any of the canals in New York or Canada.