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Thread: "Turning A W32 Into A Sloop"

12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Turning A W32 Into A Sloop

Robert Knox (Guest)

Has anybody tried turning the w32 into a sloop by removing the stay for the staysail? This would make handling the boat easier. What would it do the sailing capacity?

Mike McCoy

If I'm not mistaken mast placement (fore/aft) would preclude simply removing the inner staysail stay.

Bud Taplin

Many owners have deleted the staysail boom, installed a release lever on the staysail stay, and move the stay back to easily tack with a large jib or genoa. The stay can be set up again to carry a staysail when needed.

Robert Knox (Guest)

Thanks so much, Bud.
Can you talk about how this might change the sailing dynamics of the boat.

Bud Taplin


You should pose that question to Dave King, or possibly Kern Ferguson, the sailmaker.

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