Well I pulled the trigger on a new main and staysail yesterday.
got a full batten main, loose footed, 15% flatter cut than normal,3 reefs. Got the staysail with just one reef since I will be getting a storm sail also.
Had the leech cut about a foot shorter so I can raise the boom gallows a few inches and give me headroom for the bimini. I plan on getting a single bow made and run the bimini from the gallows to the bow w/tie downs to handrails. this will be temporary until I get a dodger a year or so from now.
I'm curios as to what the standard height was for the gallows. I measured mine from the deck to the bottom side of the gallows and got 3'5". At 5'9" my head just brushes the boom when it sits in the gallows and I stand in the cockpit. my gallows are SS by the way.
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