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Re: Sailboat without a mast
I know this is an old thread but thought I would reply anyway.
I had thought of something like this and have read a few articles where some folks have actually done it. I recently bought a Mac 22 and with this boat there is no need to make any changes. It's small enough to add a mast stepping system and with the swing keel I can raise/lower the keel to suit my needs. Raise the mast for stability while motoring or sailing, or leave it stored across the cabin. If you plan on extensive cruising the 22' would be a bit (well, more than a bit) small. Which makes me wonder, what would be the maximum size sailboat that a mast stepping system would be practical?