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Question Sail coversion question

I got this old sailboat off the side of the road, it had a big "free" sign on it. Needless to say she was a bit battered, and worst of all some *#%! got the best of her with a sawzall! , that however is another story. I ended up getting a mast on E-Bay that is 21 ft tall, with a boom of 9 ft. I have been doing some research to try and figure out if this mast well provide sufficient thrust for my boat. The boat itself I fancy to be a venture- 19.5 ft. long, 7 ft. beam, round bottomed swing keel. I greatly apreciate any feed-back thank you
p.s. I do plan on setting it up more for voyaging rather than racing

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Sound like a lot of work! A sawzall? Got any photos?
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no pictures now

I have no pictures now but I'll gets some and post them tommrow.
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G-not to be discouraging, but you can get boats (with a mast) that already float for free. But thats just the "Old Guy" in me talking.
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Bestfriend might well be giving you your best advice right now, however, the short answer to your question is yes. As a general (very general) rule, mast height is slightly more than boat length and a nine foot boom sounds pretty close too. If the project is part of the fun...have fun! If you look around though, you will find that you could spend a lot less time and money getting on the water.
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Thanks Yot, my specialty is generality
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yeah man! When I was about 12 years old a staggering drunk man slurred to me "the future is for the generalist!" I have steadfastly maintained virtual ignorance on all topics since!
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That's funny...I was told I needed to be well rounded. I've been working on that at Arby's, Wendy's, MickeyD's etc. ...
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That's funny...I was told I needed to be well rounded. I've been working on that at Arby's, Wendy's, MickeyD's etc. ...

I'll be damed Cam, me too, but I'm getting my "well rounding" from eating at Arby's, Wendy's and MickeyD's. Funny how that works out. It's a small world.
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