Re: Mast/Sail height restriction?
- 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
> 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.