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Re: conversation from sloop to cutter
So you are not really looking to convert a sloop into a cutter you are thingking of fitting the optional inner forestay and going as Sloop so rightly albeit perjoratively puts it to a Slutter. Deary me.
Actually were you to be aiming at using your new inner for a working sail in conjuction with your genoa then his disdain might be on the mark but if as I presume you simply want an inner to set a staysail then its not a bad idea. If the boat was designed for it then you just need to get the points checked out to make certain all necessary strengthening is in place. Big yes to John's remark re furler.
One thing, is the setup for a Solent or traditional Inner ? If Solent think carefully. They make tacking a genoa a right royal pain in the arse. Traditional inner (as per John E's boat is a much preferable setup imo.
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