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|10-09-2008 01:49 AM|
The original is 17' 10". The sail is 14.33 on the luff. The original main that came with that mast was 15 foot. That mast was a replacement for a wooden original on the dinghy I believe. If I decided to, I could cut this one to close to the original mast length I think. I am not sure how far up the slot starts. The specs give 24 inches to the gooseneck position I think.
I just taped the mast I am considering using. It is 19 foot three inches. The fore stay attaches at 14feet 11inches. I could take about 6 inches off the bottom and still keep a stock boom clearance with the gooseneck most of the way down.
If I don't locate a more likely suspect by the time the boat is fully repaired and ready to go, I think I have to give it a try. I did mention that there was gonna be a big fat feller sailing it didn't I???
|10-08-2008 11:41 PM|
|10-08-2008 10:26 PM|
Sailrite shows the original main as 14.33 feet by 7.5 feet. The sail being used on the mast was a 15 footer, but on the smaller boat it would be more like 16 x 7.5. The original setup was holding the boom above the slot by the luff rope. 14.33 times 7.5 versus 16 x 7.5 and the heavier mast. The Jib shows as a touch smaller than the one with the mast, but not much. Using the shorter boom we are talking 65 or so on the main and 30+ on the jib. Right at 100 sqare feet on a 12.5 foot boat. The original sails show about the same for the standard main and genoa combination. The main and the Spinnaker would be 150 or so.
How much difference does a few more pounds on the mast make?
Does anyone know what the length of the original mast on these boats was?
The foot is a sit over type with a small hook and bolt. The mast uses a heavy center pin from the side. I can mill a bracket to change it over. I just don't want to set up a boat that falls over for the slightest excuse.
|10-08-2008 09:23 PM|
Takes me back. Our scout camp had a Puffer (and a dozen Sunfish). Everyone raced to get to the Puffer first.
The Puffer Pages!
55 sq ft main. With an eight foot boom that's a lift of about 13 feet. One for the deck-socket and maybe another 24" to the gooseneck is 16 feet.
Take off another foot if it's a nine foot boom.
|10-08-2008 08:38 PM|
I have an AMF Puffer hull with no mast. Is a 19 foot aluminum mast too much for that small boat? Making a new boom would let me run sails about the size the boat calls for, but I am sure this mast is heavier than the one that was on it from the factory. I can make a lighter one, but using this one would be easier.