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Old 07-02-2007
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I have had both in mast and dutchman. Our current has in-mast. I will tell you what I would do if I could go back - I would by a batt car system and not the inmast.

The negatives that I have seen, as pointed out earlier, is that the main is not as powerful. The positives, including the ability to reef easily at any point (as pointed out earlier), is also the fact that: YOU NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE THE COCKPIT TO REEF THE SAIL. That adds a considerable safety factor, especially at night.

As far as the jamming, I have heard that before many times - but I cannot recall actually speaking to someone that has had it happen to them. That does not mean it is not real and not a real possibility - I just do not know any of them personally.

In all things on a boat, there are positives and negatives (or tradeoffs). This is one of them. If you like the boat, go for it. I sure would not steer clear of a boat because of inmast - and you might even consider buying it because of the inmast.

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