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Bryan Bywalec

Hi there,

I need the dimension for the height to mount my attachment for the stay to the mast.

The sloop sail plan drawing on the site lists that it applies to only hulls 1 through 205. Perhaps that is when they changed the deck mold for the sloop.

The J dimensions, bow to front of mast, of the Ketch is 15.75 ft. For the Cutter it is 18.20 ft. According to my reverse engineering of the cutter GA drawing, the staysail attaches 31.65 ft above the deck at the mast on the cutter.

The Plan C has a different interior bulkhead layout than the Ketch or the Sloop so the deck attachment point may need to be investigated. I believe the bulkhead on the Ketch is farther aft and if the mast is farther forward it might cause the sail to be super tall and skinny if you use the cutter dimension.

If you can measure the J dimension of your boat and propose a place to attach it on the deck I think we can narrow down a proper height.

Where do you intend to attach it to the deck? It needs to be a strong point like a bulkhead or you’ll have to add a rod to hold the connenection down. My cutter also has check stays to prevent the mast bending forward at the staysail connection.

The drawing on actually shows two mast locations for the Plan A so you can get a sense of the difference in the attached picture.


Bryan Bywalec
S/V Pelican, Hull 209
Siren Engineering, LLC

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