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post #17 of Old 10-05-2008
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I have a yankee cut jib on a Profurl, and a hanked-on staysail, and an assy. spinnaker I rig to a tack downhaul off the bowsprit.

I am going to get a lighter, larger genoa for the furler (because I need a light air alternative and the assy. isn't always the best choice), and the hanked-on staysail will be replaced with something bigger, but with reef points.

I like the furling foresail, but I am quite conscious of losing some pointing ability not only with it, but with the cutter rig in general. I like the cutter rig for its flexibility and options in a blow (I've run under staysail alone, and it was quite interesting to see something the size of a 33 footer's No. 3 driving 15 tons at seven knots...).

But everything has its price, and mine means more tacks to get to a point in the eye of the wind.
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