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Old 05-20-2008
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Sailingdog:

I trust ya! Ok yes, it does have an outhaul. Just thought about it and looked it up:

So let's say I'm overpowered in the gusts what should I do with each of these and why? I tried to fill in what I know (some of it is a guess as to why to do it)

main halyard
I don't know on this one. Assuming the sail is already reefed. Should I tighten the main halyard until it's extremely tight to help keep the sail flat?

cunningham
?

boomvang
Let the boomvang entirely loose?

outhaul
Tighten outhaul?

backstay tensioner
?

traveler
Let the traveler go all the way to its maximum to keep the boom as far away as possible from the center of the boat

Nolatom:
Thanks a bunch, that's good advice. I've already had one of those round ups last year, that was fun but once is enough I'll have to keep practiing
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