Join Date: Nov 2008
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Tino, I think you need to study a lot before making this conversion. To make the rig, and adjust it, you really need to understand how the various parts of a sailboat work together. If you are determined to go ahead, I suggest that you look at profiles of similar boats for ideas. Your best bet with the mast and sails is to buy a used rig from another boat, including spars (mast and boom). I also recommend leeboards, because you can move them fore and aft until you find the right balance.
Most important is to be careful. Any novice sailor should start out learning in shallow, warm water, close to shore and in light breezes. Good luck.