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post #3 of Old 01-23-2012 Thread Starter
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Thank you for the reply Fastner. My gooseneck is bolted onto the mast with 4 bolts. It shouldn't be to much to raise and I rather do that than alter the sail. My sailmaker said that cutting the foot on a angle from the tack to a point above the clew would affect the reef points and they would need to be altered too for the sail to reef properly. As for height I agree with you about the lines of the boat. I am not looking for standing head room under the dodger, just enough to make handling the mainsheet on the cabin top manageable. My only real concern is the heeling moment but I can't imagine that raising the gooseneck 3-4 inches will make a big difference.
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