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Old 10-04-2010
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Woah, woah, woah. WTH?

With just a main up (I assume full canvass since he mentioned going straight to the heave to instead of reefing) - and the tiller only 20 degrees to leeward, aren't you going to round up at the first big gust?

What am I missing here?
It wouldn't be full mainsail. It would be a mainsail reefed down for the wind conditions. In sea-states where you're worried about creating a slick, you'd typically be fully reefed or flying a trysail.
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