Join Date: Jul 2005
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Converting a yawl to a sloop?
In my search for my next sailboat, I have seen a few yawls which have caught my eye for various reasons. Most seem to be affordable, but needing some work which I'm quite prepared to do. However, (please forgive me) I think I prefer the simplicity, maintanence & performance of a sloop.
My question is, can a yawl simply be converted into a sloop by removing the mizzen mast and associated rigging? Is the existing main mast sufficiently tall enough to provide the necessary luff length to power the vessel??
Is this a bad idea? Look forward to hear from you. Thanks.