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post #14 of Old 05-17-2008 Thread Starter
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Took her out today and had a great sail. I put a reef in the main while at the mooring and then once out in the sound on a broad reach I unfurled half to 3/4 of the jib. Once I trimmed the sails right there was no weather helm and we were cruising at around 5.5 knots. Sailed out to middle grounds (half way across LI sound) and then cruised around a little more before heading back into the harbor. It does make sense to have both sails partially out rather than one sail fully out as the boat really was balanced correctly.


Most likely I will be heading out for another sail tomorrow morning as well depending on the rain but as of now it looks like it might not start till the afternoon. I plan on getting to the boat between 7-8am. What is the name of your boat? I'll keep an eye out for you.

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