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My new boat Tiki 21 "Gratitude" is currently enjoying the winter comforts of a nice dry barn on Dartmoor. The hulls are being prepared for painting and the wood for new platforms and rudders has been ordered. The aluminium tube for a new mast has arrived.
There two potential modification I'd like comments on. From an article in The Sea People No4, these are:
1) Mast Length: It suggests making the mast 45cm longer to improve visibility under the mainsail. (Needs new s/s shrouds etc.)
2) Rudders: Increase the area below the waterline (see the drawing from the article below). It claims significant manoeuvrability improvements.
I would greatly appreciate comments on these. I have an opportunity to do both of the above. Why would I not?