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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.



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