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post #1 of Old 03-23-2008 Thread Starter
northoceanbeach
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this thing won't tip over?

I don't know. It seems that I'm in danger of capsizing in any wind over 20mph. I've got a cal20 and it has no reef points, and the last week and a half it's been gusty, up to 25 mph and i've only had the storm jib up because I'm just learning, but it really seems like I'm going to capsize? My rail touched the water twice and several times my window was in. Is this normal? Is this just how you sail? Something that should be fun and I should get used to or is it actually dangerous? I had my neighbor out with me once and he drove like a madman, keeping that rail close to dipping and telling me that's the way to go, and his boat sails best with the rail in.
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