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post #13 of Old 05-17-2008
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Another factor you may have to consider is whether you have a roller furling headsail or a roller reefing headsail. If you have roller reefing, you can partially roll the heasail and manitain shape. I have roller furling. If I try to partially roll the headsail it gets an nasty bubble on the luff and the boat is very hard to control.

My boat sails just fine on my 110 only, will even point pretty well and makes 5.5 knots while doing it. Tacking sucks though. I have to start steering back to windward as soon as the bow passes through the wind so that my tacks end up at about 180 degrees, then I can work my way back up to a beat.

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