Yawl and Cutter Conversions
Ed. note: Conversion from a sloop to yawl requires a knee to be glassed in immediately forward of the lazarette hatch, adding mizzen chainplates and main split backstay and chainplates. Whitby converted our 1975 sloop to a yawl in 1982 when we bought SHEARWATER. The boom is shorter also. There have been several "conversions" to double headsail rigs, the latest one that we saw was Marcel Steinz's SOUTHERN CROSS. Bob and Peggy Grant once wrote that they have made many changes to (WINDDANCER) including rigging her as a cutter yawl, and Bob is supposed to have a letter from Carl Alberg explaining in his own handwriting how to do the job. You might contact Bob Grant at 954.525.6545.