[MHml] Mast-Aft Cat
multihulls at steamradio.com
Thu Mar 15 00:57:18 EST 2001
Glad you enjoyed the material. Yes I do know what you mean by smaller is
beautiful. Just talked with a fellow yesderday about that very subject. H=
his wife, around the world with occassional friends and relatives visitin=
board....looking in the 60'range, but no real need to be much over 40' if=
Eliminating the mizzen would defeat a goodly portion of the advantages ga=
by this mast-aft configuration. Like a ketch we've redistributed the tota=
sail area of the 2 sail sloop into a 3 sail rig. To maintain a balanced r=
with my configaration, ex-mizzen, you would have to move the rig(and mast=
further aft. This would not allow a reasonable backstay arrangement. This=
alternative has been tried before and proven unsuccessful. =
A better alternative for you would be to give some consideration to the r=
that I have referenced in my article, and that I enclose with this eMail.=
would be glad to work on an upgrade to this other variation.
Hope you find it interesting. FIND me a client for this 65 design and sha=
a finder's fee. Regards, Brian
Peter Grant <pg at spinnakergroup.co.nz> wrote:
As a professional skipper, and ex boat builder, of a 80ft, 65 ton ketch, =
you will probably not be surprised to hear that I think small is beautifu=
Therefore my interest lie in the 34 to 36 ft range and think the rig coul=
be adapted but might miss out because of the lack of space.
My financial ability is also greater in that size range
I love the plan of the 65ft Gamefisher under sail and wondered if the =
mizzen is really necessary ?
Another is the rake of the mast forward really that beneficial apart from=
allowing the top of the mizzen to be supported ?
Love the photo's by the way, would be a fabulous boat here in New Zealand=
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