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post #15 of Old 11-24-2008
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Originally Posted by NCountry View Post
So, does that mean that with a loose foot there's less heeling as the wind picks up and thus you don't need to reef as fast?
I wouldn't say that that is necessarily true... but you will find that with a new, flatter sail you'll end up reefing later because you'll get more drive/less heeling forces due to it's more efficient shape and adjustablility.

But you'd likely have the same issues with a "bagged out" loose footed sail as with an attached-foot main.


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