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Re: Where to te forced go sailing downwind?
Yes. I wasn't trying to say that overall there are less forces on the rig at 10• vs 5•. I mean. You wouldn't be heeled over farther.
Just that at most points of sail the boat can heel to reduce pressure ad spill the wind. So at least it has a way to reduce pressure as pressure increases.
So the only way to reduce pressure downwind is to reduce sail.
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Last edited by northoceanbeach; 01-31-2014 at 03:17 PM.