There was a day. Last weekend was not it. There are many much more qualified than I. Bob Curry, Mike Catley, Robbie Daniels. There are several problems with getting this boat tuned in. The rudders are the first(Many of us have changed to different rudders). The second is getting the most out of the sails. Mystere only produced fast sails for 1 or two years. The North sails all had problems with the seams seperating on the mains. The 97-99 sails were great. The ones I saw from the factory after that(the Sprint series) all seemed to flat. I had Saber cut me a set but they ended up being to full and I had them recut. Many of us on the west coast of Florida are using the used Tornado sails. Something I would like to try. Since there has never been an large number of the 6.0s we never had a loft really take on the task of creating great sails that fit the boat and the mast(Like Randy did for the P19). We are an orphan boat so class sails are no longer available. You have to experiment with what you have. With the recut sails I raked the mast forward about 2 inches and the boat goes to weather about 5 degrees higher and just as fast.
I love the boat because it best fits my needs. I spend a great deal of time sailing compared to the amount of time I race. In the ocean with big swell and chop it is a hard boat to beat for fun and comfort. I have a setups for 8.5 and 10 ft beam. 10 ft is fun but kind of a pain and really stresses the hulls in big wind.(Ask me how I know). I would love to get my hand on one of the later year boats with the larger diamiter beams and epoxy layup.
I have 2 spins. Neither work well on the boat(anybody want a spin cheap). If I were to consider moving to a spin again I would consider changing the jib to a SC22 type setup where you could tack the jib low and a mid pole snuffer(Cleanup the tramp,simpler sets and jibes, easier on the crew(wife)).
Edited by Jeff_Bowers (08/03/09 03:38 PM)
Mystere 6.0(sometimes XL)