[MHml] mast rake
lforgy at coursemark.com
Thu Nov 16 09:13:42 EST 2006
It's great to hear from you and know that you are back safe after your
ordeal. How sad to hear that your boat was unrecoverable. Given its
location, is it likely to drift west into the West Indies?
In answer to your and Dan Frenette's concerns, I did have several
conversations with Mike Leneman, who made up the original rigs for the
R33, and he said I should have no problem. The R33 mast is stronger
than the F31 mast, and will be stressed less than an F31. I'm going to
be using an F31 main, my boat is 18 feet beam vs. 22 feet on an F31, and
the F31 is listed at 3,850 pounds, about the same, if not more than my boat.
Dan, the R33 had a 48 foot mast, from which I am hoping to get about 45
feet. The luff of the F31 main is only 40.5 feet, but the F31 has the
mast mounted on the cabin top. I need as much extra length as I can
because my mast is mounted on the main beam, only about a foot above my
deck and I don't want to crawl across the boat on each tack.
Ross Hobson wrote:
>I would be very careful about using an R33 rig as it is a very light
>boat - you need to check the two boats righting moments to ensure that
>you don't overload the spar and end up with it failing
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