Sprts'l to Balanced Lugs'l Conversion

Pernicious Atavist

Canoe Sailing Publisher
Hi, all. No--didn't drown.... ;)

I use a well-worn 40' lateen in my 16' EM White style and want to replace it with a ~54sf sprits'l I have.

Now--can it be effectively converted to a lug? The lug seems to be less hassle than the sprits'l.

I would have to install grommets across the head of the sail and remove those at the luff.

So, any reason it wouldn't work? I'm redoing all the spars and mast anyway, so this seems to be a good time for it.