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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Sailing WoW sucks - it is unnatural and just ASKING for a crash gybe with a moments inattention or getting caught off guard by a quartering sea. It's just about the slowest possible point of sail too - tacking downwind is way better.
I agree. WOW is fun for a little while, but all the stress of having to pay so much attention gets old. And this is for a standard rigger boat. On my B&R rigged boat I will do it in a causeway if needed because it is a short time, but if it is going to be more than 5 minutes it is time to drop a sail.

I have read people say they WOW for long periods of time and have always felt they were a little insane.

Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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