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post #5 of Old 05-17-2010
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I have a 34' sabre so with that forecast, typically we single reef the main and run a full 135% genny. Gusts to 20 with higher puffs gets a little pushy and creates a weathered helm. If we are working to hard at the helm, we then reef the genny. Winds over 25 we double reef and run half of the head sail, unless we are on a downwind run then full genny. The boat operates better. At times in stronger winds 20+ we just run a full genny which is surprisingly a very smooth controllable sail because I do enjoy good winds but do not want to beat up my boat, crew or myself.
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