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post #6 of Old 11-19-2007
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Nice work. I would make a suggestion that if there is the slightest suggestion of dodgy weather, that you have the staysail and its sheets already rigged and just lashed down lightly so it can go up quickly if needed. I don't even bother with the furling genoa in such conditions...I just go straight to the staysail.

Would you ever have a role for a reefed mizzen in this sort of weather? I've been on a ketch that used a mizzen and a boomed staysail in 40 knots on the beam quite successfully...we were well over...green water over the rails and all...but we made good speed and stood up if needed by spilling the mizzen.
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