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post #2 of Old 07-13-2010
Don Radcliffe
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Each boat handles differently, but heaving too in our fin keeler means rolling the genoa in completely and strapping in the mainsail.

We also have a para anchor, but have never had to deploy it-it would have to over about 45-50 knots and expected to last more than 6 hours before I would consider it. The rudder should be tied off amidships on all boats to prevent damage when you surge backwards.
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