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Here are some forms to use as a guide to measuring your rig for the sails you need. Once you have these measurements you can compare them to other similar boats to judge their suitability.


FX Sails - Non-Furling Headsail Measurement

FX Sails - Mainsail Measurement

To compare rig dimensions with other similar boats, look for the following codes:

J = distance from headstay at deck to mast
I = distance from deck to max hoist/forestay tang on mast
P = distance from boom to max hoist of mainsail on mast
E = length of foot of sail along boom.

Here's a link to a good database of this data.. you won't likely find your boat here, but you can check for comparables once you've got your own measurements.

http://www.mauriprosailing.com/sailb...dimensions.htm

Those little bilge keelers are solid boats, not great performers but might be a good starter. Very popular in Europe where many harbours dry out regularly..
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