SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sailing a Cutter
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 11-08-2013
Yorksailor
Senior Member
 
Yorksailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific side of Panama
Posts: 531
Thanks: 17
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Sailing a Cutter

We have sailed our cutter for 30,000 sea miles and while tacking the genoa through the headsail slot is irritating that is well compensated by the ease of use of the staysail in anything over 15 knots. We sail with staysail and single or double reefed main 80-90% of the time.

In heavy weather the staysail is indispensable.

I certainly would not buy a cruising boat without a staysail
Yorksailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome