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You are going to get a lot of lee helm, unless you move the mast astern.

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You are going to get a lot of lee helm, unless you move the mast astern.

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Yea I was thinking that might happen, but hey I think I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens!
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Apparently there was a Sunfish jib kit available back in the 70's. Anyone heard of this?
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Sunfish are great fun. My question is, no matter what you fasten the top of the jib to, how the heck would you get the bottom of the jib around the point of the lateen when throwing a tack? First I was thinking you could get a longer mast post at any hardware store, that way you could do all kinds of interesting things, like lifting the boom a little higher, and having a point to hook the jib to, but again, it would be interesting to try and figure out how to move around the point of the mainsail without getting all kinds of caught up. Unless of course you stay on the same POS the whole time. Good luck, I would love to hear about what you do with it.
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Why not put a bow sprit on it somehow and get the forestay out a little further.

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THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME. Depending on how good you wanted it to look. You could do it with a 2x4 and some toggle bolts. Then you could just add an eye to the sprit to attach the forestay and away you go.
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