- Comparing the mast length to the original factory drawings for the ketch and the yawl reveals that it is too short for the ketch. Ketch configurations had a keel stepped mast with no spreaders, yawls had a deck stepped mast with a pair of swept spreaders. The mizzen mast in possession is too short by about eight to nine feet.
- The beginning of the sail track is too high. It starts at about 7 feet from the bottom. This would give a sail with a luff dimension way too small for the ketch.
- to Dave on S/V Elysium who supplied me with a bunch of other W42 pictures. Those pics really helped in the sleuthing process.
- to Gerry at theincrediblehull for helping solve the mystery of the virtual halyards. Looks like the masts were intended for external halyards (see previous post comments).
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