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Re: conversation from sloop to cutter

I have a Morris Justine 36. It is more correct to say I am looking for a removable inner forestay. Storm sail and additional sail to optimize a 135 genoa. My mast is set up for this hardware and the landing or loading point is right at a bulkhead, fully tabbed to the hull. Appears to be the right place to carry the load to the hull. A stainless bracket across the bulk head and through the deck seems appropriate. thoughts?
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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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Re: conversation from sloop to cutter

Moving the mast is usually a huge mistake, giving a strong weather helm. The staysail doesnt change the balance of a boat much.

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