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post #23 of Old 04-21-2013
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Talking Re: Skilled helmsman steering downwind in 30-40 knots...

Not that impressed. He's sailing a J Boat. Awesome share. I've had my fights with the furler putting so much load on it with a partially furled genoa on 30+conditions. I'll suggest that genoa shouldn't be more than 25% out. Furling rope can overtighten and pinch itself inside the drum, and THAT is a potential big problem in those conditions. That's where a continuous-line furler would be great to have. Also, make sure you have adequate hardware for furling line. Not all furling lines are rigged to work under sail load.

Man, I could play that video again and again. Haven't been out since july!!


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