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post #9 of Old 07-30-2010
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Originally Posted by bobmcgov View Post
We often sail the Bucc18 with the mainsail luff 'soft' for several feet.
Is this what you call it when you ease the main and get a big, backwinded bubble in the forward third or so?

The other day I was in ~18mph or so and hadn't reefed, and doing that seemed to be giving me a good ride. I was concerned it was making me look like a dope, though, so I hove to and reefed before long. ;-)
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