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Old 07-17-2003
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Cutter to sloop

Many of the used boats I am considering buying are cutter rigged. I sail shorthanded and most of the time do not need the features of a cutter rig or the hassles that can be associated with tacking a cutter. On the other hand for offshore sailing or heavy weather cutter rigging can be a plus. If I bought a cutter I would probably want to rig it so that the inner forestay is removeable and place a roller furling genoa on the outer forestay. However, I know that a cutter is not just a sloop with 2 forestays. As discussed recently in this forum the mast on a cutter is often not in the exact same location it would be if the same boat was a sloop. My question is whether "sloop rigging" a cutter is likely to have any major adverse consequences on handling such as weather helm, ability to heave to, etc.
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