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post #1 of Old 09-29-2003 Thread Starter
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Good for heavy AND light winds?

Hey all,

More questions from the resident noob.

So, what makes a boat do well in both heavy weather and light air?

I know that being able to reduce sail area quickly (preferably without trips to the foredeck) is essencial, but what else?

Raw Displacement seems to be the rule for heavy weather boats, but that generaly kills you when the wind drops into the 5 knot and less range.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

-- James
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