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Old 09-26-2007
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The decrease in wind seen as you aproach a squall will usually equal the increase in wind speed you will experience as you enter an off- shore squall and give you an indication of how much wind to expect in the squall and what to do with sail area before you enter a squall. It really depends on your boat as to what to do before entering the squall. If you can tolerate 25-30 knots without reefing- go for it, otherwise reef before you enter the squall.
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