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Re: Let me refine my question....still need input *LINK*

: Okay, here are my requirements. Small sail, to be used occcasionally, must
: deploy and be taken down rapidly. Key, must be able to take down the
: contraption if the winds pick up rapidly. One unit, sold by MEC now fits
: such a criteria, but, the mast sits in a small cradle which is mounted to
: the foredeck. Very low profile cradle, about 2 inches high. The mast
: pivots in the cradle. In order to remove the mast, you have to lift it out
: of the cup on the cradle. Under a strong wind load, you can't generate
: sufficient power to lift it out of the cup. I need a system that allows
: you to do things quickly.

My folding mast, for my Klepper, that folds forward, does exactly what you want - it gets out of the way in no-time! The sail we've tried most is the Long Haul
Spinnaker, an excellent compliment to our mizzen, which is based on the type of main sails used by the Tasmanians!