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post #10 of Old 11-08-2013 Thread Starter
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Re: Sailing a Cutter

Thanks guys. I've been reading a ton about this on other sites as well. It seems very dependent on the boat and what kind of cruising one does. Backwinding the sail before letting it go over seems to be a very common technique to make things easier. I wonder, can a boat with a nondetachable inner stay be converted to a detachable?

I've pinged the HC Owners website to see if anyone would be interested in taking me out next time I'm in the Northwest. I'd like to experience it for myself and see how a longtime owner handles things. Not to mention I'd like to sail a bit on a boat before buying one of a particular model. The HC38T just makes me happy when I look at them, knowing she can take me up the coast or across an ocean, hopefully sailing one gives me that same feeling.
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