I thought I'd explore the new site by posting my ideas for Maggie's new rig. Some may remember that I capsized in EC 2010 off Manisota Key in 10ft seas. I lost the entire mizzen rig and rather than go back to that rig have decided to replace both masts, which were already custom, with carbon fiber tubes which will reduce weight aloft by half. I will be replacing both sails with full batten dacron of moderate roach as before but will likely replace the booms with sprits like are seen on the Core Sound boats that have done so well. I'm hoping to further lower the CE and improve and simplify sail trim. I'll keep working sail area to about 125 (72 + 53 ) and carry the old mizzen staysail (60) which was not lost. There are no plans at this point for a fixed cabin. Any additional ideas or comments are welcome and I'll be picking a few brains in Key Largo. Dave
PS I hope this new site grows on me.