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post #2 of Old 11-15-2003
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cal 34 - double headsail modification

Yes, Why in hell would you do that?

The Cal 34 is a nicely balanced design that would end up with a lee helm. There are few things more dangerous than a lee helm in a breeze. Then there are the structural issues. This would be a big job adding running backstays and reinforcing the deck and hull/deck joint for the thrust of the bowsprit and the hull for the loads from the bobstay bowsprit shrouds and runners. Then there is the increased pitching due to the weight being added forward. And this is supposed to do what for you?

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