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Mast for 16'''' featherwind

Im building a 16 foot featherwind and the plan calls for a sunfish sail mounted on a home made wooden mast and boom. I prefer to put an aluminum mast and boom on it though with a mainsail and jib. I want the mainsail to be up out of our faces a little. Is there any reason why I cant put rig like would go on a hunter 14 or something simular on it?
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Mast for 16'''' featherwind

Boats and rigs are designed to work together. Keels or centerboards are placed so that they balance the position of the rig. The weight of the rig is included in the design as well. While you can probably change over to an alumimimum rig without too much trouble, changing over to a catboat or sloop rig is a more difficult redesign proposition. It can be done but with some care. At the very least , you would need to calculate the center of effort postion of the Sunfish rig and make sure that the center of effort of the new rig ended up in the same location.

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Mast for 16'''' featherwind

Thanks for the reply Jeff. I realy don''t know how to do any calculations like that maybe I should stick with the plan. The design is the $200.00 sailboat from Dave Carnell which is a simplified version of Phil bolgers original design which had a single mast, jib and a main with three stays. I believe it had a wood mast. There is a small picture of the original included in the plans and scaling it off it looks like the mast is about 19 feet long.
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