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    Nerys
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    Ron, On having a good look at the kit picture, one can just see the truck of the aftermast and gives the impression of being very slightly smaller, looking at others, including the video posted by Cash of actual models, it definitely looks as if it is slightly taller, But, hey, who cares, make it whatever length that suits you. If I was building her, I would make the after mast about two thirds of the height of the mainmast and rig her as a Bermudan ketch.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Neyrs, when I look at the photo from the kits advertisement it does appear that the mizzen is lower. Not by much though...
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    Hi Cash, Bruma is a handsome looking vessel, lovely comfortable cruising boat. The kit builds her as a schooner, albeit they don't do anything about sails, though it is obvious she has the gear to set them. However if I was building her, I would cut down the height of the after mast and rig her as a ketch. I think she would look better balanced.

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    Here’s the video I took late 2019. The Bruma run starts about halfway thru the video.

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    Nerys
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    Griss, Not having seen a Bruma hull, I did not know what she had underwater but when I suggested that she would probably need a keel of sorts to help her sail, I was guessing that there was nothing there. Think that problem could be easily overcome with a little bit of thought and lead.

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    Mine has twin 380’s
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    She does not have a keel as such.
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    That's interesting Cash because a true motor sailer would not be a fast boat, the hull would be compromised to a shape that would enable reasonable performance under both sail and power. Motor sailers are often described as having 50% sailing ability and 50% motor performance, but that's a bit unfair really because they invariably make good comfortable cruisers.
    I'm sure if Ron or anyone else was to build her and rig her properly, they would not be disappointed as long as they were not expecting her to plane under power or perform like a racing yacht.
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    Might be right Nerys. Under power she’s leisurely at best, almost as if it’s an auxiliary motor. Granted, I’ve only seen her in the water one time, and it might be that Larry was taking it easy as she’s quite an old build...but she would look interesting under sai, that’s for sure.
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    I've just had another look at the photos of 'Bruma' and it looks as if the after mast is as tall as, if not taller than the foremast in which case, she should really be designated a schooner. In this case the aftermast becomes the mainmast setting the mainsail rather than the mizzen as in ketch. The other mast remains the foremast. Looking at that hefty bowsprit and what looks like halyards coming down to the end of the topmast forestay (to end of bowsprit) and the forestay (the inner stay, to the stem), I think Mantua are intending her to sail, but not saying so.

    Cheers, Nerys
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