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post #24 of Old 04-15-2009
blt2ski
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Val,

Folks may not be using a #2 these days, as I found by accident recently on a short handed race, that a double reefed main with a 155 was faster and easier to handle than a 110 and full main in the conditions I was in for a short time. This may be why some folks hang on to a #1/155 or equal as long as they do.

I also use smaller jibs in some wind conditions when it is just wife and I, as we do not have the rail meat to keep the boat level. One needs to also keep this issue in mind when sailing/racing too.

Marty

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