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Re: Sailing from Scratch!
Just to add a bit to Faster's really good reply...
The mast is often set further back (towards the stern) on a cutter as opposed to a sloop. While some sloops are rigged with twin headsails, a true cutter's second headsail is usually set/rigged inside of the foresail (jib, genoa, etc.) and is sometimes referred to as a staysail. As you can see, the definitions and variations can get mucky. But the best advice is:
In either case, if you're after that flexibility or 'look' or style, then don't sweat the definition. If you like the boat and it checks out OK... just go with it!
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