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post #27 of Old 05-05-2010
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Originally Posted by tommays View Post
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It would depend on the boat BUT a J24 for example with the bow on a fixed point anchored OR mourned will NOT luff the mainsail

It will do its best to sail forward and abuse you until the sail is down

Just like i sailed out of the Patchogue river for YEARS on a motorless dingy without issue the same thing being risky at best on the J24 going into the same place
Is this in response to "To stop the boat -- slack the mainsheet to luff the mainsail."?

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