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post #4 of Old 10-07-2009
Zanshin
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Hmm, somehow I missed this thread when it was first posted. I had a DS43 and found that with the large Genoa (I think I had 135% or so, if not more) and mainsail both fully rolled out the boat would be overpowered above 18-20 knots. Rolling in the mainsail to the first reef cured that problem. On my larger 49DS I see the same behaviour. With just one trip one can find the "sweet" spots for different headings and wind by turning off the autopilot, not touching the wheel and balancing the sail plan.


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