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post #1 of Old 06-06-2003 Thread Starter
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Sailing Cutters

I''m interested in hearing opinions from owners of Cutters on their sailing abilities. I''ve read some previous posts on the board here that mention the advantages of dropping the topsail and using only the staysail and reefed main in a blow. I''ve also read comments about the difficulty of tacking the topsail through the slot when using both sails. Do the people that own cutters feel that the advantages of different sail configurations out weigh any disadvantages that Cutters may have? How difficult is it to manage a Cutter single-handling. I''ve never been on a Cutter,but have always found their sail arrangement an interesting concept,as well as pleasing to the eye.
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