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post #7 of Old 11-17-2003
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cal 34 - double headsail modification

Perhaps we''ll hear again from tgeogeson as we''re both guessing what he meant (Please read his post).

I am surprised about your reservations about use of an inner forestay as this approach is frequently recommended (e.g I''m no expert on storm sails (we inherited our setup from the Prior Owner), but the experienced boats seem to get the storm jib off the forestay...Isn''t the risk of weather helm primarily determined from the sail area if any set aft the mast? I think that''s why we have a third reef.

From my perspective, being required to remove a genoa when use of a storm jib is required seems a formula for potential hurt.

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