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post #1 of Old 06-07-2001 Thread Starter
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Heavy Air Mainsail Trim

I remain confused about how to trim the main in heavy air. I''m talking gross trim here, not little tugs on the outhaul or the cunningham.

I am a cruiser, not a racer. I want to get where I''m going without dumping the contents of the galley lockers on the cabin floor, or losing my crew/wife in a mutiny.

Let''s say I''m properly reefed in 20-25 knots, sailing above a beam reach. How should the sheet and traveller be set up? Why? What should I look for in the shape of the sail?

Thanks!

Paul
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