Re: Herreshoff H-28
John, seems those sails might have been cut to that size because she was too tender (and in need of extra ballast due to a lighter strip plank hull and heavy teak deck?). Unless you have an all-chain anchor rode which is not yet aboard, she looks to need a bit of ballast forward. I have quite a collection of anchors should you need any for spares. Also, the movable lead ballast from my catboat is laying outside my shop if you wanted to try different trims.
I delivered a Cheoy Lee fiberglass version of the H-28 which was very sensitive to weight/ballast placement according to the experienced owner who had her for twenty years.
I'm liking those red sails though :-)
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