491Re: Economy Ben?
- Jan 4, 2005John -
Thanks for your replies. This is the second time I have tried to
post, the first time didn't work (at least yet), just to explain if
two posts from me show up.
Yes, this is exactly what I had in mind, re: putting EJ's cabin and
interior on Ben, no other change but to make the deckhouse
proportionally longer, and the galley-seating area, and that's it.
EJ's cabin looks too good to mess up by making it taller. Standing
headroom probably should not be a priority on so small a boat - just
go on deck.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, jkohnen@b... wrote:
> Ben's forestay fastens to the mast right near where the shrouds
do, so the
> luff of the jib shouldn't sag much. The shrouds are angled back
quite a bit
> to keep the forestay taut, but it'll never be as taut as that of
one of the
> high-strung rigs. But then those high-strung rigs put so much
> the hull that it needs to be over-engineered to keep the boat
> all just to keep that jib luff tight! Fortunately, that's not the
> idea of boating...
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