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Hi All,

The one question that had not been answered got an answer this week. I did not know if my Allmand 31 was a tall rig or not (2' more mast). Bought a tape measure and used the main halyard to measure the mast. Got within a foot of the printed specs... could go either way. Then this week I found the sail bags... oringinals labeled "ALLMAND 31 TALL RIG MAIN" and one for the jib also. This means I'm supposed to have the lead keel also (versus cast iron for the not tall rig). Don't know that any of this makes 2 hoots, but I'm good with it! :)

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It matters, lead is more costly and more efficient. Ditto the tall rig.

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Dave;

Its not the mast, its the lead in the keel. I bought my Allmand 31 in October and when the surveyor put the magnet to the keel and it would not stick I said ""YES""! With the 46+foot mast and the lead keel we have a really good cruising sailboat that with a good skipper can run with the big dogs. After the race they can all come over to your boat to have the wine and cheese since there is lots of room for the guys and the girls aboard an Allmand. If your ever in the Carolinas looks us up in Washington, NC. "ALOHA BANKS II"

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I have an Allmand 35 Tall rig and I am looking for the P & E dimensions so I can order a new main. Can anyone help me with this? I am afraid that the numbers in the brochure (38.3 and 12.5 respectivly) are for a standard rig.
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Charlotte Allmand Dodd
 

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The sailmakers tell me that you cannot go off of published dimensions. The luff length can vary pretty widely from supposedly identical boat to its sistership even with a tall rig or short rig from the same year. Because these variations can be a foot or more, the only safe way to do this is to take physical measurements of the actual boat. Its not as much of a problem (other than performance) if the mast is a a bit longer than published but its a serious problem if the mast is shorter, which it more often the case.

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