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Originally Posted by skrap1r0n
Or is the difference in dynamic because the boom would be further from the centerline of the hull?
Got it in one... the whole sail has shifted upwards, so the center of effort for the main sail has effectively shifted up by the same amount. The boom on the tall rig version isn't any higher than the standard rig IIRC, so reefing it brings the center of effort down, not up...
Another point I should have made earlier... moving the boom up and using the tall rig, increases the weight aloft effectively, by raising the Center of Gravity of the boat slightly. The boom is now x-feet higher...so the keel has more weight working against it... combine that with the higher Center of Effort, you're starting to get a more tender boat... Do you like swimming???
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Last edited by sailingdog; 04-02-2007 at 05:06 PM.