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post #2 of Old 05-03-2007
sailingfool
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For that type of trip, I would think you must have a second, smaller jib, around a 100% for sailing in breezes say 18-30. You should also have storm sails, unless you plan to never be more than a few hours from a port with guaranteed entrance (sounds not likely). Storms sails IMHO would involve a storm jib with a removeable inner forestay and a storm trysail or a three reef main.

Good luck.
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