Bill Jacobs writes:

The only other yawl listed in your site is Drifter. I met with these owners a couple of years ago, and actually went away with their mizzen mast. The mast proved to be unusable because it had been sitting half in the water and had corroded to much to be useful. He had removed it because he wanted more room on deck? and he didn't like the design. I don't remember the height of the original mizzen, but I recall it being much higher than what a normal yawl rig would carry. It looked like a ketch rig. Anyway, as far as I know, I have the only yawl rig out there.

It sails so much better than the original rig. I dropped the boom by 12 inches and shortened it by 14 inches. What was not yet installed in this picture are the outside chain plates. There are 3 high polished main chain plates now on the hull. I did this because the original locations were a weak design and were actually pulling my deck up. It is incredibly balanced. I would highly recommend this rig to any C36.


  1. Mizzen mast, including knees, stays, compression post and new sail
  2. Split backstay
  3. New mainsail
  4. Dingy davits
  5. wire to rope halyard on main
  6. halyard back to cockpit via halyard leads
  7. two-speed winch on cabin roof
  8. new spinnaker halyard
  9. new white sunbrella on headsail
  10. 2 new anchor rollers on bow
  11. new second anchor, plow type
  12. bottom paint
  13. awlgrip hull and boot stripe
  14. new boat lettering
  15. two new, two-speed main winches in cockpit, chromed
  16. main boom shortened 14 " and lowered 12"
  17. built-in AC, 16,000 BTU
  18. propane stove
  19. refrigeration
  20. new panel and circuit breakers, meters
  21. rewired engine compartment
  22. cleaned fuel tank and installed viewing port
  23. new bathroom sink and fixture
  24. bathroom sink seacock
  25. cherrywood planking in v-birth
  26. electrical outlet at chart table
  27. new batteries, main, engine room
  28. new twin set of batteries in lazerette
  29. new water heater
  30. new galley table
  31. new 14" hatch in main saloon
  32. new light fixtures
  33. new ships wheel
  34. mainsail traveler moved to coach roof and replaced
  35. new running rigging mailsail
  36. new bow lights
  37. new shaft log and stuffing box, and shaft coupler
  38. varnished cabin doors
  39. shore water in-let
  40. new teak and holly landing & flooring
  41. repair aft water tank and install access port and filler
  42. battery charger
  43. new PFD's
  44. New VHF
  45. new spinnaker topping lift
  46. teak lower verticals in mail cabin
  47. sail covers
  48. automatic bilge switch and backup bilge pump
  49. gas detector
  50. white stripped bulkheads
  51. new lifelines
  52. portlight in starboard quarterbirth
  53. stripped and repainted toilet
  54. painted shower wall white
  55. painted cockpit
  56. refinished cockpit teak
  57. new fenders (2)
  58. new shore power cord
  59. new shore power receptacle
  60. 12v water faucet at kitchen sink
  61. All exterior wood refinished, and new handrails on coachroof
  62. Steering cable replaced
  63. New 9' Zodiac inflatable
  64. 9.5 hp outboard engine
  65. New mahogany icebox lid
  66. New polished stainless chainplates moved out and attached to hull
  67. Mizzen staysail
  68. new opening portlights in head, chart table and larger ones in saloon
  69. replaced large window lexon in both saloon windows
  70. repainted deck and repainted non-skid in light green
  71. moved engine temp out to cockpit under engine control panel
  72. repainted cowl vents, white out, red inside
  73. safety harness and tether