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post #17 of Old 01-11-2008
CharlieCobra
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My Staysail has a detachable stay which I detach and coil when I know I'm not gonna need the Staysail. If the weather turns, it only takes 3 minutes to reattach and hank on the boomed Staysail. This way I have the ease of tacking the 135 or flying the chute. The only sail I need is a high clew Yankee for when I want to fly dual headsails to windward. I really like the Yawl rig due to it's versatility. Performance to windward? I run with or off from sloops with more W/L all the time so the performance is there. When the heavy stuff comes in, I can keep sailing instead of having to run for cover.
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