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Old 11-09-2015, 08:15 PM   #81
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Cardude, I think your boat could be a good candidate for a stabilizing sail. If I were you, I would find an old daysail boat about 14 or 16 feet long and "borrow" the rig. Just lash everything temporarily (but firmly) and then go try it out. If you like it you will be armed with much better information when it comes time to do a permenant rig.

Like Panope, I see that your boat has a pilothouse that is quite far aft. For me this means that with a small headsail only, the boat is nicely balanced. If yours is also reasonably balanceable with a forward sail, then you have the option of using a roller furling jib that will make handling sail much easier.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:20 PM   #82
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Here is the factory configuration of my boat with the full sail plan.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:23 PM   #83
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Cardude, If you bring your boat to a stop with wind on the beam, does the wind blow the stern downwind? Bow downwind? Or does she lay broadside to the wind?

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:25 PM   #84
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Here is the factory configuration of my boat with the full sail plan.

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I thought about doing this...

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Paravanes and a jib.
I like the sketched rig waaaaaaaay better than the full factory sail rig.

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Old 11-09-2015, 08:32 PM   #85
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:34 PM   #86
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Cardude, If you bring your boat to a stop with wind on the beam, does the wind blow the stern downwind? Bow downwind? Or does she lay broadside to the wind?



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The bow blows downwind. Keel is full from bow to stern if that helps.

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I think it looks better as well.
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Mark how tall is your mast?
Something in the order of 32 feet from the waterline. Maybe a couple of feet less. Can't remember if I included the antennae.



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Cardude, every time I see this sketch of Tad's it puts a smile on my face.
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