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Old 07-15-2013
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Re: Twist

Shnool, the Merit 25 is very similar to the Capri and the J/24. Tuning guides for the Merit say to keep max backstay tension at 1000 lbs or less. I'm using a 24:1 cascade on my boat and it does help. I have the stiffer of the two mast sections (MORC) on my boat.

ctlow - how old are your sails on the 33? looks like it's an old IOR design. You'll need lots of headsails...
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