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Re: Sailboat performance change

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post

On the other hand....
I was just going to do

On the other hand, The bigger the dodger the more resistance. And I hate looking through the dodger anytime. I would prefer to have no dodger, but hope to have waves braking over the bow every time I go out. Go ahead and call me a cruising *****, I good with that. I don't own a racing boat. But I will give you a run for your money with against cruiser. My vote is for smaller dodger, but the question was if performance would be compromised. And at what wind speed, after 17k apparent (give or take), you will have more sail than you need.

Edit...hahaha I was censored "*****"

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