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post #4 of Old 01-24-2007 Thread Starter
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That is a good point...and I went back and forth for a long time. I am planning to sail down the coast of the US and Mexico, then to Australia, with my wife and I as crew. Up wind performance in winds over 18 kts is a real problem with the 130% jib and in-mast main furling. Soal keel doesn't help. Major reefing of the jib destorys the shape and results in no drive and lots of tipping force....I guess in the long run I have opted for more control in high winds, even though I know I will loose some light wind performance. This is if the engineer is comfortable.
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