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post #9 of Old 11-08-2013
Tim R.
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Re: Sailing a Cutter

Our Caliber is cutter rigged. Our staysail is not self tending so to tack our genny we backwind the staysail which helps guide the genny thru the slot. It also help get the bow thru the head to wind faster. It does not hurt performance to much backwinded while sheeting in the genny and it is only backwinded for maybe a minute.

Tim R.
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1997 Caliber 40LRC

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