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Re: Bristol 29.9 Rig Dimensions Question
It's quite possible that the taller rig was an option for the buyer at the time.
I suppose it's also possible the rig was replaced by a previous owner at some point and went with the 'standard' rig. In any event, it's always best to have the sailmaker measure the rig for best results.
If you're planning to order on-line, however, it will be up to you. I'd suggest submitting slightly smaller measurements (by an inch or two) to ensure you don't end up with a sail that won't quite tension properly. The loss of sail area would be negligible, but having a sail that won't set right will be a constant thorn.
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