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Rigging a Sunfish Sailboat

by Mark Spina
(Round Lake Park, Illinois, USA)

For some reason, I cannot pull the mainsail up to the top. Does it matter how long the boom is to the mast?

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Jul 21, 2010
The sunfish isn't sloop- but lateen-rigged.
by: Han

Hi Mark,

Maybe you tried to position the boom BEHIND the mast, but with a lateen rig the lower-forward corner of the sail, where yard and boom meet, should be positioned on the leeward side and BEFORE the mast.
Hope this is the solution to your question.

Regards,

Han.

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