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Re: Mast/Sail height restriction?

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  • Barrett Sparkman
    there is not height restriction on your A rig, but it seems to me that most people are going for about 20 tall... i have a rig that is 22 , but have been
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2007
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      there is not height restriction on your "A" rig, but it seems to me
      that most people are going for about 20" tall... i have a rig that is
      22", but have been thinking that perhaps something closer to 18" might
      yield better results throughout the wind speed regime...







      --- In FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Hemingway" <doughemi@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In FootyUSA@yahoogroups.com, "Charles Hall" <charles.p.hall@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Is there a rule covering the height of the mast and/or sail on a
      > > Footy? I've been studying the Class rules and I see a mininum height
      > > for 'B' rigs, but nothing for the standard rig.
      > >
      > > Am I missing something? If there's no rule, what height are most
      > > people settling on?
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      > > C. Hall
      > > Raleigh, NC
      > >
      >
      > Charles:
      >
      > The restriction on the B rig is a maximum, not a minimum. The main
      rig is unlimited in
      > every aspect. The limitation is designed to prevent someone from
      having 4 or 5 rigs at a
      > regatta. (There's nothing that says you can't have them at home to
      be chosen to take with
      > based on prevailing conditions.)
      >
      > The Bobabout rig, which is the only one whose plans are available on
      the internet, has a
      > 444 mm luff. However, the Bobabout has a rather shallow keel
      relative to the rule (total
      > overall height is only 241 mm, where the rule allows 305). So you
      might be able to go
      > higher on another boat design.
      >
      > Doug
      >
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