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post #5 of Old 01-31-2014
joethecobbler
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Re: Where to te forced go sailing downwind?

when you heel the wind dumps as the angle og heel increases.don't know if it would be less tension overall, but I have 1backstay as apposed to 3 shrouds.
my guess.
rounded up in a gust w/ my spinnaker up this fall and it almost took the rig down. had to go aloft to place the starboard shroud back in. the spreader an re-sieze it.
oddly, my daughter who was 9 told me I had too much sail up.She was not happy when it happened as she was at the helm and I was forward on deck.
she won't let me forget it.
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